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From the Micum Agreement to the Dawes Plan

Conan Fischer

in The Ruhr Crisis 1923-1924

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208006
eISBN:
9780191716607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208006.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

During October and November 1923 tortuous negotiations between the French authorities and the Ruhr's mining industry finally agreed on the creation of a new reparations regime and the terms of ... More


The Surface: A Celebration of Steam Power

Larry Lankton

in Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083576
eISBN:
9780199854158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083576.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A massive Corliss steam engine served as the United States centennial celebration's centerpiece. It was an appropriate symbol of a young nation on the move. The young Republic had started the 19th ... More


British Business in British Strategies for Decolonization in the Gold Coast

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

British companies' experience of, and response to, Ghanaian decolonization was shaped both by a transformation in the economic activities of the colonial state beginning during the late 1930s and by ... More


Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Stanley Williamson

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240
Subject:
History, Social History

The worst disaster of the North Wales coalfield, and one of the worst in the history of the British mining industry, occurred in 1934, killing 256 men and devastating a small community. This book ... More


Towards Contribution Analysis

R. Anthony Hodge

in Extractive Industries: The Management of Resources as a Driver of Sustainable Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198817369
eISBN:
9780191858871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817369.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Since the early 1990s, at least forty-five initiatives have been mounted to improve the environmental and social performance of the mining industry. Many changes in the formal legal and regulatory ... More


Devising “Constructive Peacetime Uses”

Scott Christianson

in The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255623
eISBN:
9780520945616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255623.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

When World War I ended, the United States shut down its poison gas plants for a time. But General Amos Fries and the chemical industry vowed to fight the dismantling of the precious apparatus they ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1957, Ghana gained independence, completing its rapid political progress from a British colony to one of the first African nations to secure its freedom from European rule. For British ... More


Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mining Industries of Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia: Choices and Consequences

Hanri Mostert, Kangwa-Musole Chisanga, Janine Howard, Fatima Mandhu, Meyer van den Berg, and Cheri-Leigh Young

in Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity: Legal Change and Impact on Communities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198767954
eISBN:
9780191821783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767954.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter explores benefit-sharing by examining ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) in the extractive industries of three members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC): South ... More


A School for Citizens

Deborah Lavin

in From Empire to International Commonwealth: A Biography of Lionel Curtis

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198126164
eISBN:
9780191671623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198126164.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The councillors of Johannesburg met for the first time on 18 May 1901. Curtis was Town Clerk. He was instrumental in forming the municipality. The machinery of city government had to be created ‘from ... More


Corporate funding and local community development: a case from the mining industry in Australia

Robyn Mayes

in Funding, Power and Community Development

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447336150
eISBN:
9781447336204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336150.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter elucidates the social and political complexities of corporate community development as practised in the mining industry, with attention to implications for meanings of ‘community’ and ... More


Exit Strategies

Thomas Princen and Adele Santana

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In this chapter, Thomas Princen and Adele Santana assume that for an overall societal exit from the fossil fuel era, industrial inertia must be overcome in part by industry itself. And for that, ... More


The Coalfield

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces the development of coal mining in North Wales. The earliest references to the mining of coal in North Wales occur in Flintshire in the fourteenth century: at Mostyn on the Dee ... More


The Industry

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the decline of the coal mining industry and its impact on North Wales miners in the early twentieth century. The industry struggled with the world-wide industrial depression ... More


Economy, Demography and Finance

in Bourbon Peru 1750-1824

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239086
eISBN:
9781846312687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239086.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines Peru's economy, demography, and finance in the latter years of the Bourbon monarchy, with some emphasis upon the mining industry owing to its important role in the overall ... More


The Working Mine

in Gresford: The Anatomy of a Disaster

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238928
eISBN:
9781846313240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313240.008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the knowledge developed by Sir Stafford Cripps on the technicalities of mining, with which he astonished the inquiry and threw the Gresford management into disarray. His ... More


Introduction

Ronald L. Lewis

in Welsh Americans: A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832202
eISBN:
9781469605814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887905_lewis.4
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book describes how the collapse of the coal-mining industry in post-World War II Wales left this small nation with an “identity crisis.” R. Merfyn Jones has observed that a previously ... More


An Integrative Approach to Strategy: Option Games

Benoît Chevalier-Roignant and Lenos Trigeorgis

in Competitive Strategy: Options and Games

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015998
eISBN:
9780262298711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015998.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter first discusses how option games can provide useful insights to management faced with conflicting strategic choices. It highlights two issues: optimal investment timing and the trade-off ... More


Introduction

Michael Dumper

in Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161961
eISBN:
9780231537353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161961.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter provides a descriptive view of Jerusalem as a vantage point to the question: why the city, with little obvious economic attributes and assets, could be the focus of so much ... More


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