Albert Speer and the German War Effort

Published 01 Jun 1994
Reference 4315
Industry Military
Region Europe
Summary

The case describes the historical, social and political factors, which led the German people to support the NSDAP and Hitler to power. It presents Speer's role in the process and shows his role as an innovative organisational designer. Answers are sought to the question to what extent Speer's personality contributed to his deepening involvement in Nazi activities or the degree to which he was a victim of circumstances.

Teaching objectives

To analyse the major themes in a person's intra-psychic world and assess the extent to which these themes determine his later behaviour. The understanding of the psychodynamics of the individual will help us to get a better idea about the psychodynamics of leadership.