The 'Schwarzenberg-Bank' - The k.k. priv. oktroyierte Commercial-, Leih- und Wechselbank, 1788-1830

    Project Details


    The Scharzenberg Bank represents the first investment bank and possibly the very first real joint stock company in Austria. The bank initiated the foundation of the Pottendorf spinning mill and of a Wiener Neustadt based cane sugar refinery. The study is based on archive material of the Schwarzenberg private collection in Czesky Krumlov.

    Financing body

    Austrian Science Fund
    Effective start/end date1/10/011/10/04

    Collaborative partners

    • Vienna University of Economics and Business (lead)
    • Akademie ved Ceske Republiky, Ustav pro jazyk cesky (Project partner)
    • Schwarzenberg Archiv (Project partner)
    • Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für wirtschaftshistorische Prozeßanalyse (Project partner)

    Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (OEFOS)

    • 502049 Economic history