prof.dr. (Ben) B Wubs

prof.dr. (Ben) B Wubs
Full professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of History
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Email
wubs@eshcc.eur.nl

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Ben Wubs is Professor of International Business History, at the ESHCC Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Appointed Project Professor Graduate School of Economics Kyoto University. He is engaged in various research projects related to multinationals, business systems, transnational economic regions, Dutch-German economic relations, and the transnational fashion industry. In 2008 he published International Business and National War Interests. Unilever between Reich and Empire (Routledge) and in 2009 (with Keetie Sluyterman), Over Grenzen. Multinationals en de Nederlandse Markteconomie (Boom). As an Erasmus Fellow (2008 to 2012) he did research into The Dutch Big Four in Germany: AKU, Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever and Philips, 1920-1960. He co-supervised (with Hein Klemann) a NWO funded project on Rotterdam and its German hinterland called Outport and Hinterland, 1870-2000. A synthesis of this project is to be published with Routledge in 2018.

Wubs is secretary of RHINe, i.e. a collaborative network of economic, business and technology historians consisting of scholars from various universities in Germany, France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Japan, Denmark, United States, and the Netherlands. With Ralf Banken he published The Rhine Economy. A Transnational Economic History (Nomos 2017). In addition, he is council member of the European Business History Association. In 2013, his Anglo-Dutch-Norwegian consortium received a HERA II grand to do research into the transnational connections of Fashion industry since 1945. At the Erasmus University he started a subproject: Building brands and fashion fairs. Transnational networks in the fashion industry in Europe which explores Fashion Fairs and Fashion Prediction Companies in Europe after 1945. With Regina Lee Blaszczyk he edited The Fashion Forecasters: The Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction (London: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018).

Wubs teaches various subjects at the Erasmus University, including International Business and Nation States, Business History of Fashion, Rise and Fall of the American Empire, and International Relations Theory. Furthermore, he is a Programme Director in an Erasmus Mundus project GLOCAL (Global Markets and Local Creativities), an International Master set-up by University of Glasgow, University of Göttingen, University of Barcelona, and Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

  • Ben Wubs, N Forbes & T Kurosawa (2019) - Multinational Enterprise, Political Risk and Organisational Change. From Total War to Cold War - Routledge
  • Ben Wubs & RL Blaszczyk (2018) - The Fashion Forecasters: The Hidden History of Color and Trend Prediction - Bloomsbury
  • Ben Wubs & R Banken (2017) - The Rhine: A Transnational Economic Economy - Nomos
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - Over Grenzen. Multinationals en de Nederlandse Markteconomie - Boom
  • Ben Wubs (2008) - International Business and National War Interests: Unilever between Reich and Empire, 1939-1945 - Routledge

  • Hein Klemann, Ben Wubs & M Boon (2019) - Transnational regions from a historical perspective: Rotterdam’s port and Ruhr industry, 1870–2010 - Routledge

  • Ben Wubs (2011) - Schweitzer aluminium für Hitlers krieg? Zur Geschichte der 'Alusuisse,' 1918-1950 - Business History Review (online), 85, 643-645
  • Ben Wubs (2010) - Gaps in the Iron Curtain. Economic relations between neutral and socialist countries in Cold War Europe - Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 11, 224-225

  • Ben Wubs (2007) - Inktpatronen. De Tweede Wereldoorlog en het boekbedrijf in Nederland en Vlaanderen - Tijdschrift voor Sociale en Economische Geschiedenis, 4, 134-135

  • Ben Wubs (2020) - Tensions in the Lower Rhine economy: AKU versus VGF, 1929-1969 - Routledge
  • Ben Wubs, T Kurosawa & N Forbes (2019) - Political risks and nationalism - Routledge
  • Hein Klemann, Ben Wubs & M Boon (2019) - Transnational regions from a historical perspective: Rotterdam’s port and Ruhr industry, 1870–2010 - Routledge
  • Ben Wubs & RL Blaszczyk (2018) - Fashion Futures - Bloomsbury
  • Ben Wubs & RL Blaszczyk (2018) - Beyond the Crystal Ball: The Rationale Behind Color and Fashion Forecasting - doi: 10.5040/9781350017191.ch-001 - Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • PY Donzé & Ben Wubs (2018) - LVHM: Organizing Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Luxury and Fashion - Manchester University Press
  • Rika Fujioka & Ben Wubs (2018) - Competitiveness in the Japanese Denim and Jeans Industry: The Cases of Kaihara and Japan Blue, 1970-2015 - Manchester University Press
  • Ben Wubs (2018) - Interstoff’s Fashion Table: internalization of forecasting in the world’s most important fashion fabric fair - Bloomsbury
  • Ben Wubs (2017) - Beyen at Bretton Woods: ‘…much more significant under the surface…’ - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Ben Wubs & R Banken (2017) - Introduction. The Rhine: A Transnational Economic Economy - Nomos
  • Ben Wubs (2017) - Dutch Multinationals in Germany in the Interwar Period: from the Rhine Region to a National Focus - Nomos
  • Ben Wubs & K Sluyterman (2015) - Multinationals and changing capitalism - Routledge
  • Ben Wubs & Hein Klemann (2014) - River Dependence. Creating a Transnational Rhine Economy, 1850-2000 - Nomos
  • Ben Wubs (2014) - Comparing three Dutch international entrepreneurs in the interwar period - De Gruyter Oldenbourg
  • Hein Klemann & Ben Wubs (2014) - River dependence: Creating a Transnational Rhine Economy, 1850-2000. - Nomos
  • Ben Wubs (2012) - A Dutch Multinational's Miracle in Post-war Germany - Akademie Verlag
  • Ben Wubs (2010) - Le Combat pour l'Autonomie d'Unilever sous l'Occupation Nazie - Presses universitaires François Rabelais
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - US Multinationals in the Netherlands. Three cases: IBM, Dow Chemical, and Sara Lee - State University of New York Press
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - Niederländische Multinationals in Deutschland: Das Beispiel Unilever, 1890-1960 - Waxmann Verlag GmbH
  • FMM Goey & Ben Wubs (2008) - US multinationals in the Netherlands in the 20th century: The open gateway to Europe - Droz
  • Ben Wubs (2003) - Allianz and the German insurance business, 1933-1945 - Cambridge University Press
  • Ben Wubs (2003) - Unilevers Oorlogsvoorbereidingen - Walburg pers

  • Ben Wubs, Mariangela Lavanga & Alice Janssens (2017) - Co-organiser

  • Hein Klemann, Ben Wubs & M Boon (2012) - Outport and Hinterland. Rotterdam Business and Ruhr Industry, 1870-2010 - Maritime Museum & Aquarium

  • Ben Wubs (2006) - Unilever Between Reich and Empire 1939-1945 - EUR

  • Ben Wubs & TG Maillet (2015) - Building Competing Textile Fairs in Europe, 1970-2010: Première Vision (Lyon/Paris) vs. Interstoff (Frankfurt)
  • Ben Wubs & TG Maillet (2014) - Conference Introduction
  • M Boon & Ben Wubs (2014) - Property, control and room for manoeuvre: Royal Dutch Shell and Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
  • M Boon & Ben Wubs (2013) - Hydrogenation and the Economic Geography of Foreign Direct Investment: the case of Royal Dutch Shell in Germany, 1926-1964
  • Ben Wubs & TG Maillet (2013) - Building Competing Fashion Textile Fairs in Europe, 1970-2010: Première Vision (Lyon/Paris) vs. Interstoff (Frankfurt)
  • Ben Wubs (2012) - Dutch Multinational Companies in the Rhine Region before the Second World War
  • Ben Wubs (2012) - Tensions within the Rhine Economy: AKU versus VGF
  • Ben Wubs & T Kurosawa (2012) - How Structure really followed Strategy. Organizational Structure of European Multinational Enterprises to address Political Risks and World Wars
  • Ben Wubs (2012) - In Defence of Business History
  • Ben Wubs (2012) - A Dutch Multinational's Miracle in Post-war Germany
  • Ben Wubs & T Kurosawa (2012) - How Structure really followed Strategy
  • Ben Wubs (2012) - A Dutch Multinational's Miracle in Post-war Germany
  • Ben Wubs (2011) - Royal Dutch Shell in Germany 1945-1970: Recovery and expansion
  • Ben Wubs (2011) - Dutch Business System in the long Twentieth Century: Model or Myth?
  • Ben Wubs (2011) - Adoption or adaptation? German and Italian Big Business and the American anti-trust policy, 1945-57
  • Ben Wubs (2011) - Comparing three Dutch international entrepeneurs in the interwar period
  • Ben Wubs (2011) - Creative construction of a live music business in the Netherlands: the case of MOJO
  • Ben Wubs (2010) - Feeding the Ruhr. How food connected the ever-growing industrial agglomerations with other parts of the world via Rotterdam and the river Rhine
  • Ben Wubs (2010) - Guns and margarine. Or how the Nazis disliked margarine, but could not afford to attack the Dutch Margarine Trust
  • Ben Wubs (2010) - Multinational companies and national wars, War and Society in Transnational and Long Run Perspective
  • Ben Wubs (2010) - Confusion about collusion. American Decartelisation and Deconcentration Policy in Germany, 1945-1950
  • Hein Klemann & Ben Wubs (2010) - Creating a Transnational Rhine Economy
  • Ben Wubs (2010) - The Irresistible Expansion of Dutch Multinationals in Germany during the inter-war period
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - The consequences of war for multinationals in Europe
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - Towards a Comparison of Regional Competitiveness of the River Rhine and the Yangtze Delta
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - The expansion of Dutch multinationals in Germany during the inter-war period, AKU, Royal Dutch Shell, Unilever and Philips
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - The expansion of Dutch Multinationals in Germany: the Case of Philips 1920-1960
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - The Growth of Dutch Multinationals in Germany. The Case of Philips
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - Unilever's Post-war Purges
  • Ben Wubs (2008) - The Dutch Big Four in Germany
  • Ben Wubs (2008) - Volvo: Made in the Netherlands
  • Ben Wubs (2008) - Niederländische Multinationals in Deutschland:Das Beispiel Unilever, 1890-1960, Deutsch-niederländische Wirtschaftsbeziehungen im 20. Jahrhundert
  • Ben Wubs (2008) - Changing National Business Systems and Multinational Companies: 'Americanisation' or just globalisation?
  • Ben Wubs (2008) - Multinationals during World War II
  • Ben Wubs (2007) - Unilever's Struggle for Control. An Anglo-Dutch Multinational under German Occupation
  • Ben Wubs (2007) - Comparing US Multinational Companies in a Dutch Business Environment: IBM, Dow and Sara Lee.
  • Ben Wubs (2007) - Multinationals in Occupied Europe
  • FMM Goey & Ben Wubs (2006) - US multinationals in the Netherlands in the 20th century. "The open gate to Europe"
  • Ben Wubs (2004) - Between Reich and Empire. Unilever's Organisational Structure in the 1930s and 1940s
  • Ben Wubs (2004) - Unilever and the Anti-trust Policy
  • Ben Wubs (2004) - Unilever and the Anti-trust Policy
  • Ben Wubs (2004) - Decartelisation and Deconcentration Policy in Germany: A Post-war Threat to Unilever's Interests, 1945-1950
  • Ben Wubs (2003) - Unilever's views on economic policy during World War II
  • Ben Wubs (2003) - International Business and National War Interests: Lever Brother & Unilever and World War II
  • Ben Wubs (2003) - Multinationals en de nationale staat tijdens 1940-1945

  • Pauwke Berkers & Ben Wubs (2017) - Co-creatie van impact: Voorbeelden uit de creatieve industrie - VSNU-Impactfestival
  • Mariangela Lavanga, Ana Uribe Sandoval & Ben Wubs (2017) - Invited speaker - Minor in Fashion Industry - New Fashion Society / NFS Studio Days
  • Ben Wubs, T Kurosawa & N Forbes (2016) - From Total War to Cold War: International Business and Organisational Innovation - EBHA 20th Congress / World Congress on Business History
  • Ben Wubs (2016) - LVMH: Storytelling and organizing creativity in luxury and fashion - The Enterprise of Culture: the European fashion system around the world
  • Ben Wubs & P-Y Donzé (2016) - LVMH: Storytelling and organizing creativity in luxury and fashion - Creativity and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy, Joint ABH-GUG Congress
  • Ben Wubs & Rika Fujioka (2015) - Competitiveness of the Japanese denim and jeans industry: the cases of Kaihara and Japan Blue, 1970-2015 - HERA EOC Conference: Denim on Stage. University meets Industry
  • Ben Wubs & T Kurosawa (2015) - Total War, Political Risk and Organizational Change of Swiss and (Anglo)-Dutch Multinationals - World Economic History Conference: Diversity in Development
  • Ben Wubs & TG Maillet (2015) - The French Style Bureaus Become Key Players in the Re-Birth of the Paris Fashion System, 1950-1990’ - Inequalities: Winners and Losers in Business, joint meeting BHC-EBHA
  • Ben Wubs & P-Y Donzé (2015) - Competition and Cooperation in the Global Electronics Industry: The Case of X-Ray Equipment, 1900-1970 - Inequalities: Winners and Losers in Business, joint meeting BHC-EBHA
  • Ben Wubs (2015) - Première Vision (Paris) vs. Interstoff (Frankfurt) from a copyrights perspective (1970 – 2010) - Interrogating intellectual property rights: fashion and design
  • Ben Wubs & P-Y Donzé (2015) - Intoduction - International Seminar Global Luxury and Fashion Business
  • Ben Wubs (2015) - Building Competing Fashion Textile Fairs in Europe, 1970-2010 - International Seminar Global Luxury and Fashion Business
  • Ben Wubs (2014) - The Dutch Big Four (ABUP) in Nazi Germany and the Aftermath - Cross Border Business in Occupied Europe: Rethinking Continuity and Change
  • Ben Wubs (2014) - Building Competing Fashion Textile Fairs in Europe, 1970-2010 - Colloquium: Digital Humanities Approaches to Reference Cultures: The Emergence of the United States in Public Discourse in the Netherlands, 1890-1990
  • Ben Wubs (2014) - Beyen at Bretton Woods. A Dutch Delegation Leader coming from the World of International Business and Banking - The UN and the Post-War Global Order: Bretton Woods in Perspective, Roosevelt Study Center
  • Ben Wubs (2014) - Expansie ondanks beperkingen. De Nederlandse Grote Vier (AKU, Koninklijke Olie, Unilever, Philips) en Duitsland 1920-1960 - ABDUP
  • Hein Klemann & Ben Wubs (2014) - Rhine, Ruhr and Rotterdam. Continuity and Change in a transnational Core Region, 19870-1914. - Annual Conference European Business History Association
  • Ben Wubs & TG Maillet (2014) - Two dominant European fashion and textile trade fairs since the 1960s Première Vision (Lyon/Paris) vs. Interstoff (Frankfurt) - Contrasting Regions, Sectors and Centuries, 18th EBHA Congress
  • Ben Wubs & Hein Klemann (2014) - Rhine, Ruhr and Rotterdam. Continuity and change in a transnational economic core region, 1870-2010 - Contrasting Regions, Sectors and Centuries, 18th EBHA Congress
  • Ben Wubs & Hein Klemann (2014) - Rhine, Ruhr and Rotterdam. Continuity and change in a transnational economic core region, 1870-2010 - 18th EBHA Congress
  • Ben Wubs & TG Maillet (2014) - Two dominant European fashion and textile trade fairs since the 1960s Première Vision (Lyon/Paris) vs. Interstoff (Frankfurt) - Contrasting Regions, Sectors and Centuries, 18th EBHA Congress
  • Ben Wubs & T Kurosawa (2014) - Enhancing the neutrals Organizational change of Swiss and Dutch multinationals as a result of the First World War - CFP: Armageddon and Mammon: the Impact of the First World War on International Business
  • Ben Wubs (2014) - Restrictions on human capital transfer: AKU versus Glanzstoff, 1929-1969 - First World Business History Conference
  • Ben Wubs & TG Maillet (2014) - Building Competing Fashion Textile Fairs in Europe, 1970-2010: Première Vision (Lyon/Paris) vs. Interstoff (Frankfurt) - Joint Conference BHC/GUG
  • Ben Wubs & M Boon (2014) - Property, control and room for manoeuvre: Royal Dutch Shell and Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 - Joint Conference BHC/GUG
  • Ben Wubs & TG Maillet (2013) - Building Competing Textile Fairs in Europe, 1970-2010. Introduction to a project. - EOC Launch Event HERA
  • Ben Wubs (2013) - Dutch Multinationals under German Occupation - Occupation and Collaboration, 1939-1945, International Conference
  • Ben Wubs (2013) - River Dependence. Creating a Transnational Rhine Economy, 1850-2000 - The Competitive Advantages of Regions: Industrial Dynamics and Transnational Networks
  • Ben Wubs (2010) - The Netherlands and its multinationals. Multinationals and the Netherlands, The 20th century Netherlands in an international context - Lezing: Master International Relations Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - Towards a Comparison of Regional Competitiveness of the River Rhine and the Yangtze Delta - Lecture: History Department, Beijing University
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - Towards a Comparison of Regional Competitiveness of the River Rhine and the Yangtze Delta - Lecture: China Academy of Social Sciences (Cass)
  • Ben Wubs (2009) - Towards a Comparison of Regional Competitiveness of the River Rhine and the Yangtze Delta - Lecture: Business School Nanjing University
  • Hein Klemann & Ben Wubs (2008) - A Rhine economy 1850-2000 - NW Posthumus Instituut globaliseringsthema workshop: A survey of current historical research on globalisation, technological change and economic development, 1870-present

  • Ben Wubs & Mariangela Lavanga (2019) - Re-Frame Fashion: preliminary results from The Netherlands - Presentation of preliminary results of the Needs Analysis (Re-Frame Fashion - Erasmus + Strategic Partnership)

  • Ben Wubs, Mariangela Lavanga & Alice Janssens (2020) - Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Journal)

Internship

Year
2021
Year Level
BA-3, BA-3
Course Code
CH2020

Histories of Creativity and Innovation

Year
2021
Year Level
MA, MA
Course Code
CH4139

Honours Class

Year
2021
Year Level
BA-2, BA-2
Course Code
CH2100

International Economic Relations

Year
2021
Year Level
BA-2, Pre-master, BA-2
Course Code
CH2201

Intern. Bussn. and Nation-States

Year
2021
Year Level
BA-2, BA-2, Pre-Master
Course Code
CH2202

Heritage and Fashion

Level
MA
Year
2021
Year Level
MA
Course Code
CH4128

Business History of Fashion

Level
Minor
Year
2021
Year Level
Minor
Course Code
CH9010

Master Thesis

Year
2021
Year Level
MA, MA
Course Code
CH4050

Bachelor Thesis Class Int'l Business

Year
2021
Year Level
BA-3, BA-3
Course Code
CH3077

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