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Opting for Oil

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Beschreibung

An analysis of how the West German chemical industry regained and then retained a competitive position in world markets from 1945-1961.

Zusammenfassung
This book investigates the causes, course and consequences of the shift in West German chemical technology from a coal to a petroleum basis between 1945 and 1961. It explains how West German industry regained and then retained a competitive position in world markets.

Inhalt

Introduction; Part I. Background: 1. Politics and technological excellence: organic chemicals, 1860-1945: 2. Western German chemicals in flux, 1945-1955; Part II. Bargaining from Strength: The Political Economy Of Technological Change, 1945-1955: 3. A new agenda, 1949-1955: Cold War, changing energy patterns and the development of West German chemical technology; 4. Rejoining the international community: international cooperation and technology transfer, 1951-1955; Part III. Alternative Paths to Plenty: Case Studies from the mid-1950s: 5. Fifty-fifty with the petroleum multinationals: BASF, Shell, and Rheinische Olefinwerke; 6. Fifty-fifty with the petroleum multinationals: Bayer, British Petroleum, and Erdolchemie; 7. Going it alone: Hoechst; 8. State's interest and technological change: Huls and cold-rubber technology; 9. End game strategies: the German coal industry and the Fischer-Tropsch process; Part IV. Consolidating the New Regime, 1957-1961: 10. Petrochemicals triumphant, 1957-1961; 11. Conclusion; Index.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Opting for Oil
Untertitel: The Political Economy of Technological Change in the West German Industry, 1945 1961
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EAN: 9780521025768
ISBN: 978-0-521-02576-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 276
Gewicht: 424g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm x T14mm
Jahr: 2006