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dc.contributor.authorVivoda, Vladoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:59:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:59:20Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.date.modified2011-05-05T07:58:40Z
dc.identifier.isbn3639044932en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/36343
dc.description.abstractThis book centres on studying intricate bargaining relationships between the major actors in the highly politicised oil industry. By covering the period between 1998 and 2007, this study focuses exclusively on contemporary bargaining in the oil industry. In the current decade, which unlike previous two cooperative decades, can be characterised as conflictual, and thus politicised, the structure of the oil industry can best be understood by studying bargaining between numerous actors, the main of which are the international oil companies (IOCs), oil-exporting states, oil-importing states, and the national oil companies (NOCs). The central argument is that due to their weak relative bargaining power, the IOCs have been on the losing side in their bargaining with oil exporting countries and/or their NOCs in the current decade when compared to the late 1990s, and thus, we are witnessing the return of the obsolescing bargain. High oil prices, increased industry competition, lack of alternative investment options for IOCs, and an increasingly hostile political climate in many oil-exporting states are some of the main reasons why the IOCs are facing possibly unsurmountable hurdles.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherVDM Verlagen_US
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.vdm-publishing.com/en_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://books.google.com/en_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInternational Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160607en_US
dc.titleThe Return of the Obsolescing Bargain and the Decline of Big Oil: A Study of Bargaining in the Contemporary Oil Industryen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Authored Research (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeA - Booksen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2008. For information about this publication please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.en_AU
gro.date.issued2008
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