Prof Ray Stokes

  • Chair of Business History (Economic and Social History)

telephone: 01413305186
email: Ray.Stokes@glasgow.ac.uk

R301 Level 3
Economic & Social History
Lilybank House
Glasgow G12 8RT


Research Interests

  • 20th century German business and economic history
  • History of technology and innovation in national and international context
  • Impact of state and military on industry and technology
  • Business and the environment 

Research Contribution

  • Editor-in-chief, Journal of Business History/Zeitschrift für Untenehmensgeschichte, January 2008 to present
  • Co-editor, Routledge International Studies in Business History, 2005 to present
  • Secretary and Member of Council, European Business History Association, 2006 to present
  • Treasurer and Member of Council, Association of Business Historians, 2006 to 2009
  • Member of Executive Committee, British Archives Council Scotland, 2007 to present
  • Management Board, Europe-Asia Studies, April 2006 to present
  • Prize Jury, German Business History Association, summer 2001 to end of 2007
  • Editorial Advisory Board, German History, 1996 to 2006
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Ambix, September 2002 to present

Research Collaboration

  • University of Frankfurt, Chair of Economic and Social History
  • Society for Business History (Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte), Frankfurt

List all by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2014 | 2013 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003
Number of items: 15.

2014

Stokes, R., and Banken, R. (2014) Pipelinenetze als Unternehmensstrategie. Die Entstehung des Sauerstoffleitungsnetzes im Ruhrgebiet 1956 bis 1975. Zeitschrift fur Unternehmensgeschichte , 59 (1). pp. 3-26. ISSN 0342-2852

2013

Stokes, Ray (2013) From Schadenfreude to going-out-of-business sale: East Germany and the oil crises of the 1970s. In: Berghoff, Hartmut and Balbier, Uta Andrea (eds.) The East German Economy, 1945-2010: Falling Behind or Catching Up? Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 131-143. ISBN 9781107030138

Stokes, R., Köster, R., and Sambrook, S. (2013) The Business of Waste: Great Britain and Germany, 1945 to the Present. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107027213

Stokes, Ray, and Sambrook, Stephen (2013) Managing household refuse: towards a history of the municipal waste-handling business. In: Scanlan, John and Clark, John F. M. (eds.) Aesthetic fatigue: Modernity and the Language of Waste. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 298-318. ISBN 978-1-4438-4912-8

Stokes, R, and Banken, R (2013) Constructing an "industry": The case of industrial gases, 1886-2006. Business History . ISSN 0007-6791 (In Press)

Stokes, R. (2013) Der Siegeszug von Erdöl und Erdgas im 20. Jahrhundert. In: Ziegler, Dieter (ed.) Geschichte des deutschen Bergbaus, Band 4: Rohstoffgewinnung im Strukturwandel. Aschendorf, Münster, pp. 515-538. ISBN 9783402129043

2010

Banken, R., and Stokes, R. (2010) "The trauma of competition": the entry of Air Products Inc. into the industrial gases business in Britain and continental Europe 1947-1970. Business History, 52 (7). pp. 1068-1085. ISSN 0007-6791 (doi:10.1080/00076791.2010.523462)

Stokes, R.G. (2010) The invisible global industry (and its global players few have heard of): the international industrial gases industry. In: Gilgen, D., Kopper, C. and Leutzsch, A. (eds.) Deutschland als Modell? Rheinischer Kapitalismus und Globalisierung seit dem 19. Jahrhundert. Series: Reihe Politik- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte (88). Dietz, Bonn, pp. 195-215. ISBN 9783801241995

2009

Stokes, R., and Banken, R. (2009) No steel, no TV, and no burgers: how industrial action in a single company threatened to bring the British economy to a standstill. Economic History Yearbook (Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte), 50 (2). pp. 219-230. ISSN 0075-2800 (doi:10.1524/jbwg.2009.0023)

2008

Stokes, R. (2008) Die Zukunft der Unternehmensgeschichte. Economic History Yearbook, 49 (1). pp. 313-328. ISSN 0075-2800 (doi:10.1524/jbwg.2008.0014)

Stokes, R. (2008) Research and development in German industry in the Nazi period: motivations and incentives, directions, outcomes. In: Buchheim, C. (ed.) German Industry in the Nazi Period. Series: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (174/3). Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 199-211. ISBN 9783515091503

2006

Stokes, R.G. (2006) Oil as a primary source of energy. In: Fink, C., Hadler, F. and Schramm, T. (eds.) 1956: European and Global Perspectives. Leipzig Universitatsverlag, pp. 245-264. ISBN 9783937209562

Stokes, R.G. (2006) Von Trabbis und Acetylen - die Technikentwicklung. In: Steiner, A. (ed.) Überholen ohne einzuholen: die DDR-Wirtschaft als Fussnote der deutschen Geschichte. Links, pp. 105-125. ISBN 9783861533979

2004

Abelshauser, W., Von Hippel, W., Johnson, J.A., and Stokes, R.G. (2004) German Industry and Global Enterprise. BASF: the History of a Company. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521827263

2003

Karlsch, R., and Stokes, R.G. (2003) Faktor Öl: die Mineralölwirtschaft in Deutschland von 1859 bis 1974. Beck. ISBN 9783406502767

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Number of items: 15.

Article

Stokes, R., and Banken, R. (2014) Pipelinenetze als Unternehmensstrategie. Die Entstehung des Sauerstoffleitungsnetzes im Ruhrgebiet 1956 bis 1975. Zeitschrift fur Unternehmensgeschichte , 59 (1). pp. 3-26. ISSN 0342-2852

Stokes, R, and Banken, R (2013) Constructing an "industry": The case of industrial gases, 1886-2006. Business History . ISSN 0007-6791 (In Press)

Banken, R., and Stokes, R. (2010) "The trauma of competition": the entry of Air Products Inc. into the industrial gases business in Britain and continental Europe 1947-1970. Business History, 52 (7). pp. 1068-1085. ISSN 0007-6791 (doi:10.1080/00076791.2010.523462)

Stokes, R., and Banken, R. (2009) No steel, no TV, and no burgers: how industrial action in a single company threatened to bring the British economy to a standstill. Economic History Yearbook (Jahrbuch für Wirtschaftsgeschichte), 50 (2). pp. 219-230. ISSN 0075-2800 (doi:10.1524/jbwg.2009.0023)

Stokes, R. (2008) Die Zukunft der Unternehmensgeschichte. Economic History Yearbook, 49 (1). pp. 313-328. ISSN 0075-2800 (doi:10.1524/jbwg.2008.0014)

Book

Stokes, R., Köster, R., and Sambrook, S. (2013) The Business of Waste: Great Britain and Germany, 1945 to the Present. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107027213

Abelshauser, W., Von Hippel, W., Johnson, J.A., and Stokes, R.G. (2004) German Industry and Global Enterprise. BASF: the History of a Company. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521827263

Karlsch, R., and Stokes, R.G. (2003) Faktor Öl: die Mineralölwirtschaft in Deutschland von 1859 bis 1974. Beck. ISBN 9783406502767

Book Section

Stokes, Ray (2013) From Schadenfreude to going-out-of-business sale: East Germany and the oil crises of the 1970s. In: Berghoff, Hartmut and Balbier, Uta Andrea (eds.) The East German Economy, 1945-2010: Falling Behind or Catching Up? Series: Publications of the German Historical Institute . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 131-143. ISBN 9781107030138

Stokes, Ray, and Sambrook, Stephen (2013) Managing household refuse: towards a history of the municipal waste-handling business. In: Scanlan, John and Clark, John F. M. (eds.) Aesthetic fatigue: Modernity and the Language of Waste. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 298-318. ISBN 978-1-4438-4912-8

Stokes, R. (2013) Der Siegeszug von Erdöl und Erdgas im 20. Jahrhundert. In: Ziegler, Dieter (ed.) Geschichte des deutschen Bergbaus, Band 4: Rohstoffgewinnung im Strukturwandel. Aschendorf, Münster, pp. 515-538. ISBN 9783402129043

Stokes, R.G. (2010) The invisible global industry (and its global players few have heard of): the international industrial gases industry. In: Gilgen, D., Kopper, C. and Leutzsch, A. (eds.) Deutschland als Modell? Rheinischer Kapitalismus und Globalisierung seit dem 19. Jahrhundert. Series: Reihe Politik- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte (88). Dietz, Bonn, pp. 195-215. ISBN 9783801241995

Stokes, R. (2008) Research and development in German industry in the Nazi period: motivations and incentives, directions, outcomes. In: Buchheim, C. (ed.) German Industry in the Nazi Period. Series: Vierteljahrschrift für Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte (174/3). Franz Steiner Verlag, pp. 199-211. ISBN 9783515091503

Stokes, R.G. (2006) Oil as a primary source of energy. In: Fink, C., Hadler, F. and Schramm, T. (eds.) 1956: European and Global Perspectives. Leipzig Universitatsverlag, pp. 245-264. ISBN 9783937209562

Stokes, R.G. (2006) Von Trabbis und Acetylen - die Technikentwicklung. In: Steiner, A. (ed.) Überholen ohne einzuholen: die DDR-Wirtschaft als Fussnote der deutschen Geschichte. Links, pp. 105-125. ISBN 9783861533979

This list was generated on Wed Jul 23 13:14:08 2014 BST.

Grants

"Constructing the waste management business in the United Kingdom and West Germany, 1945 to the early 1990s", Economic and Social Research Council, September 2007-August 2010.

International collaborative project on "The history of the international industrial gases industry", Linde Group (to support a PhD studentship), 2007-2010

Ongoing funding from the William Lind Foundation and the Ballast Trust in support of the activities of the Centre for Business History in Scotland

Supervision areas

  • Business history
  • History of technology
  • Environmental history
  • Economic and industrial history
  • History of higher education
  • International or comparative approaches to any of the above

Current research students

Michael Hughes

  • "An Analysis of Global Trade in National Socialist Memorabilia"

Michael Macdonald

  • "Economic Development and the Provision of Transport Services in Remote Districts of Scotland, 1945-ca. 1980"

Christopher Miller

  • "The Political Economy of the British Naval Arms Industry, 1905-1939"

John Campbell Wilson

  • "A History of the UK Renewable Eenrgy Programme, 1974-1988: Some social, political, and economic aspects"

William Lee Young

 Past research students

Catriona Haston

Deborah Nicholson

  • "Secrets of Success: The development of obstetric ultrasound in Scotland, 1963-1990"

Robert Reid

Stephen Sambrook

  • "The optical munitions industry in Great Britain 1888-1923"

 

Undergraduate

Level 1

  • Economic & Social History 1A: Industrial and social change, 1750-1914
  • Economic & Social History 1B: Economic and social change since 1914

Honours

  • World War II: Economy & Society
  • Industry & Innovation: International Perspectives
  • German Big Business in the 20th Century

Postgraduate

  • Economic Growth in the 20th Century
  • Research theme courses for MSc in Contemporary Economic History
  • Managing Across Cultures and Cross-Cultural Management (in the MSc in International Management and Entrepreneurship in the Business School)
  • Managing Innovation and Technology Transfer (Business School)

Other Roles

  • Co-Convenor, Postgraduate Taught Programmes, School of Social and Political Sciences