Opting for Oil
The Political Economy of Technological Change in the West German Industry, 1945 -1961
By (author) Raymond G. Stokes
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Opting for Oil by Raymond G. Stokes
Book DescriptionThis 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 examines the historical underpinnings of the technological culture of the German chemical industry; changing political and economic constraints on technological decision-making in the post-war period; and the actual decision-making process within five individual firms. By addressing a wide variety of broader issues - including the origins and impact of the division of Germany; the effects of the Wirtschaftswunder, or economic miracle; European integration; and the changing role of the West German Federal Republic in the international political order - this book explains how West German industry regained and then retained a competitive position in world markets.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521025768
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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An analysis of how the West German chemical industry regained and then retained a competitive position in world markets from 1945-61.
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