GLOCAL Summer School: “Mittelstand goes Global: Local Roots and Internationalization Pathways of SMEs”, August 27 – September 1, 2018


As the world reaps the benefits of internationalization and faces complex challenges of a globalizing economy, the first summer school of the international Erasmus Mundus Master program ‘Global Markets, Local Creativities’ (GLOCAL) explored the role of family firms and other small and medium sized enterprises in Europe, South- and South East Asia and Latin America. Researchers from Argentina, Spain, Japan, the UK, the US and Germany discussed with 30 international MA students and various representatives from several of Germanys most notable family firms about opportunities and challenges these enterprises face on both local and global markets. The program of the summer school was a unique blend between academic and practical business perspectives. It offered highly interesting analytical insights into the history, theory and future development of family owned businesses to all participants and allowed for intensive q+a sessions with representatives from Sartorius, Jägermeister and Ottobock.

All participants got access to the latest scientific knowledge and debates and even had the opportunity to to look behind the scenes into the world of the so called “Hidden Champions”.

Vikas Malhotra (MA Student Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Universität Göttingen)


Date: October 3, 2018 11:40 am


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