Pipelinenetze als Unternehmensstrategie. Die Entstehung des Sauerstoffleitungsnetzes im Ruhrgebiet 1956 bis 1975

Stokes, R. and Banken, R. (2014) Pipelinenetze als Unternehmensstrategie. Die Entstehung des Sauerstoffleitungsnetzes im Ruhrgebiet 1956 bis 1975. Zeitschrift fur Unternehmensgeschichte, 59(1), pp. 3-26.

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Abstract

Although pipelines form a vital part of the transport and distribution infrastructure for a variety of industries, they are rarely examined by economic and business historians. Those analyses that do exist concentrate on oil and gas pipelines, and often on geopolitical dimensions and general interactions between economics and politics, including pipelines as a focus for political protest. In contrast, the interests of the firms involved in building and operating them, the interplay between suppliers and customers and the economic logic of pipeline construction are seldom addressed in any detail. This article explores these issues using the case of the construction of an oxygen pipeline network in the Ruhr district between 1956 and 1975.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stokes, Professor Raymond
Authors: Stokes, R., and Banken, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Journal Name:Zeitschrift fur Unternehmensgeschichte
Publisher:Verlag C.H. Beck
ISSN:0342-2852

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