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BIG BUSINESS IN MINING AND PETROLEUM

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BIG BUSINESS IN MINING AND PETROLEUM

9781858980485 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Christopher Schmitz, formerly Lecturer in Economic History, University of St Andrews, UK
Publication Date: January 1995 ISBN: 978 1 85898 048 5 Extent: 708 pp
This important title provides an accessible collection of key research papers relating to the evolution of giant enterprise in the world’s mining and petroleum industries, together with an introductory essay which reviews the major findings in this field of study.

It includes studies of American, European, Japanese and Australian based firms as well as multinational enterprises located in China, Canada, Chile and Brazil. Other papers discuss issues including the activities of price-fixing cartels, government–industry relations, the impact of nationalization, and MNE-–host country relations in the fuel and non-fuel minerals sectors.

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This important volume provides an accessible collection of key research papers relating to the evolution of giant enterprise in the world’s mining and petroleum industries, together with an introductory essay which reviews the major findings in this field of study.

It includes studies of American, European, Japanese and Australian based firms as well as multinational enterprises located in China, Canada, Chile and Brazil. Other papers discuss issues including the activities of price-fixing cartels, government–industry relations, the impact of nationalization, and MNE-–host country relations in the fuel and non-fuel minerals sectors.

This volume will provide a distinctive perspective on the rise of modern business organizations and the environments in which they operate.
Critical Acclaim
‘This volume of 29 articles dating from 1923 to 1991 provides a key collection relating to the evolution of giant enterprise in the world’s mining and petroleum industries, together with an introductory essay which reviews the major findings in this field of study.’
– Journal of Energy Literature

‘This book will be a useful acquistion for libraries.’
– John Thoburn, The Economic Journal
Contributors
29 articles, dating from 1923 to 1991
Contributors include: T.A.B. Corley, R.F. Mikesell, T.R. Navin, P. Richardson, R. Vernon
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