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Big Business in Mining and Petroleum

The International Library of Critical Writings in Business History No. 10

Format: Hardback
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Published: 23rd Mar 1995
Dimensions: w 244mm h 169mm
Weight: 983g
ISBN-10: 1858980488
ISBN-13: 9781858980485
Barcode No: 9781858980485
Synopsis
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.

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'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