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The great lightbulb conspiracy : the Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence

Krajewski, Markus. (2014) The great lightbulb conspiracy : the Phoebus cartel engineered a shorter-lived lightbulb and gave birth to planned obsolescence. IEEE spectrum, Vol. 51, issue 10 , S. 56–61.

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Abstract

On 23 December 1924, a group of leading international businessmen gathered in Geneva for a meeting that would alter the world for decades to come. Present were top representatives from all the major lightbulb manufacturers, including Germany¿s Osram, the Netherlands¿ Philips, France¿s Compagnie des Lampes, and the United States¿ General Electric. As revelers hung Christmas lights elsewhere in the city, the group founded the Phoebus cartel, a supervisory body that would carve up the worldwide incandescent lightbulb market, with each national and regional zone assigned its own manufacturers and production quotas. It was the first cartel in history to enjoy a truly global reach.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie > Fachbereich Medienwissenschaft > Medienwissenschaft (Krajewski)
UniBasel Contributors:Krajewski, Markus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:0018-9235
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:07 Aug 2015 12:06

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