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Pemex—Transforming a National Company

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter studies the efforts of Pemex, the Mexican oil corporation, to develop effective information systems over the past four decades. The information systems innovation processes are discussed ... More


The Struggle to Control California Oil Production

Paul Sabin

in Crude Politics: The California Oil Market, 1900-1940

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241985
eISBN:
9780520931145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241985.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The overproduction that plagued California in the late 1920s and the 1930s was part of a recurrent pattern in the American oil industry. Between 1924 and 1927, the Federal Oil Conservation Board ... More


Sources of Competitiveness of Large Mexican Groups

Robert Grosse and Douglas Thomas

in Can Latin American Firms Compete?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199233755
eISBN:
9780191715549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233755.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the processes of organizational adaptation and competitiveness of firms in an emerging economy. The study is set in the Argentine context of the 1990s when a combination of ... More


Urgency and Betrayal: Three Attempts to Foster Private Investment in Argentina’s Oil Industry

Nicolás Gadano

in The Natural Resources Trap: Private Investment without Public Commitment

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013796
eISBN:
9780262275538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013796.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter focuses on three cases of incorporation of private investment into Argentina’s oil industry: Juan Domingo Peron’s attempt in 1954, Arturo Frondizi’s oil contracts in 1958–1962, and the ... More


The Wizard of Oil: Abraham James, the Harmonial Wells, and the Psychometric History of the Oil Industry

Rochelle Raineri Zuck

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines how early publicity appropriated spiritualist themes to legitimize the fledgling oil industry by focusing on the exploits of the medium-turned-oilman Abraham James. It shows ... More


Picturing a Crude Past: Primitivism, Public Art, and Corporate Oil Promotion in the United States

Ross Barrett

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on an early sculptural monument—the Drake Memorial—commissioned by the Standard Oil Trust as the centerpiece of a turn-of-the-century publicity campaign designed to rehabilitate ... More


Transacting with Common Carriage: The Oil Pipeline Regulations of 1906

in The Political Economy of Pipelines: A Century of Comparative Institutional Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226502106
eISBN:
9780226502120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502120.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter provides a discussion on the oil pipeline regulations of 1906. The Interstate Commerce Commission was in charge of regulating pipelines. From 1906 on, oil pipelines were regulated as ... More


The Future of an Economy Based on Oil Exploitation: The Mexican Case

José Juan González

in Beyond The Carbon Economy: Energy Law in Transition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199532698
eISBN:
9780191701054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532698.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter analyses Mexico's energy sector from the following perspectives: the importance that the oil industry has had in the Mexican economy since it was nationalised in 1938, taking into ... More


Unravelling of Keating’s plans (1976–99)

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Keating's terms were introduced at a time when interest in North West Europe's hydrocarbon potential was at its peak due to large discoveries in the North Sea. Consequently, some politicians, oil ... More


The Alteration of an Epistemic Paradigm by a Commercial Environment

Aitor Anduaga

in Geophysics, Realism, and Industry: How Commercial Interests Shaped Geophysical Conceptions, 1900–1960

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755159
eISBN:
9780191816529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755159.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 4 proposes that interactions between radio scientists and commercial companies for elucidating wave propagation in the upper atmosphere was not conspicuously different from those evolved from ... More


The politics of environmental justice: community development in Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazonia

María Teresa Martínez Domínguez and Eurig Scandrett

in "Politics, power and community development"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447317364
eISBN:
9781447317395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447317364.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter is based on research and community work carried out in indigenous communities affected by the oil industry in both the Ecuadorean and Peruvian Amazon. In these areas local and regional ... More


Introduction

Jon Birger Skjærseth and Tora Skodvin

in Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problem, Different Strategies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065583
eISBN:
9781781700471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the possible role of multinational corporations, particularly those in the oil industry, in addressing climate change. ... More


Understanding the Irish state’s approach

Amanda Slevin

in Gas, Oil and the Irish State: Understanding the Dynamics and Conflicts of Hydrocarbon Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992743
eISBN:
9781526115355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992743.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Nearly every country in the world has asserted ownership over the hydrocarbons within its territory (Easo, 2009) and Ireland is no different. Ireland's approach to resource management, however, is ... More


Enterprise Reform and Wage Movements in Chinese Oil Fields and Refineries

Kun-Chin Lin

in From Iron Rice Bowl to Informalization: Markets, Workers, and the State in a Changing China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450242
eISBN:
9780801462931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450242.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter focuses on the Chinese oil and natural gas industry, highlighting the growing variation in wages within the industry. This is a nationally important industry whose employees have ... More


Mixing Oil and Water: Naturalizing Offshore Oil Platforms in American Aquariums

Dolly Jørgensen

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0014
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter focuses on the exhibition as an important vehicle for the dissemination of official booster arguments about oil and for the articulation of more complicated perspectives on oil ... More


Oil, Chiefly Offshore

David M. Williams and Andrew P. White

in A Select Bibliography of British and Irish University Theses about Maritime History, 1792-1990

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588504
eISBN:
9781786944931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588504.003.0025
Subject:
History, Maritime History

A bibliography of post-graduate theses concerning Oil, subdivided into Historical and Modern Studies, and exploring the topics as follows: Seabed Exploitation; Offshore Operations; the North Sea; and ... More


The Contested Politics of Iraq’s Oil Wealth

Philippe Le Billon

in The Legacy of Iraq: From the 2003 War to the 'Islamic State'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696161
eISBN:
9781474416177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696161.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The Iraq War of 2003 set in motion a series of events that was to have enormous consequences for Iraq's oil sector, its use by political factions, and the distribution of its revenue to populations. ... More


Oil: An industry in trouble

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

The chapter covers Edith’s research into the oil industry and multinational companies, and the rise of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including publication of The Large ... More


Petroaesthetics and Landscape Photography: New Topographics, Edward Burtynsky, and the Culture of Peak Oil

Catherine Zuromskis

in Oil Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689682
eISBN:
9781452949314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689682.003.0015
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter examines two significant photographic exhibitions—the 1975 New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and ... More


Climate Change and the Oil Industry: Common Problem, Different Strategies

Jon Skjaerseth and Tora Skodvin

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065583
eISBN:
9781781700471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Multinational corporations are not merely the problem in environmental concerns, but could also be part of the solution. The oil industry and climate change provide the clearest example of how the ... More


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