The Carlsberg Story

Founders, Foundations, and Fortunes

Authors: Tamm, Ditlev

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  • Shares unique insights into the decision-making processes of a leading brewery
  • Tells a compelling story of how a family-run business became international
  • Provides deep insights into the international history of beer brewing
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This book offers a comprehensive business history of one of the largest global brewing companies. By combining industrial history with insights from corporate management and strategy, it reveals the success story of a family-owned company that has achieved a market-leading position worldwide.

The author provides deep insights into the founding of the modern Danish brewery by J.C. Jacobsen Carlsberg in 1847, the company’s subsequent rapid success, the relationship between brewing and science, and the importance of the Danish scientist H.C. Ørsted in establishing this relationship. Readers will also learn about the founder’s son, Carl Jacobsen, and the tensions between him and his father; the establishment of the Carlsberg Foundation in 1876; and the transfer of J.C. Jacobsen’s breweries to the foundation in 1888, which makes it likely the oldest managing foundation in Europe. Further chapters cover business agreements concerning the Danish beer market in the 20th century, the relations with Tuborg Ltd., the period of occupation in 1940-45, and how Carlsberg finally merged with - but in reality took over -Tuborg in 1970 and missed out on international business opportunities in the 1980s and 1990s. It also examines why Carlsberg has pursued an aggressive expansion strategy since 2000, e.g. by taking over its competitor Scottish and Newcastle together with Heineken in 2008, and has now become the third largest brewery in the world.

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of brewing and the success factors of one of the leading global breweries.

About the authors

Ditlev Tamm has been a Professor of History of Law and Comparative Law at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) since 1978. He is the author of several books and articles on a wide range of legal and historical subjects, from Danish and European legal history and comparative law, to Danish post-war trials for collaborators, on Danish politics, business: Chinese spring rolls, Adidas in Denmark, and Danfoss, and cultural subjects as the origin of Danish ballet, Jorge Luis Borges and beer. He is a member of the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Letters.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Carlsberg Story
Book Subtitle
Founders, Foundations, and Fortunes
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52670-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52670-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-52669-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 194
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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