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Oil multinationals and governments in post-colonial transitions: Burmah Shell, the Burmah Oil Company and the Indian State 1947-1970

Verma, Shraddha and Abdelrehim, Neveen (2017). Oil multinationals and governments in post-colonial transitions: Burmah Shell, the Burmah Oil Company and the Indian State 1947-1970. Business History, 59(3) pp. 342–361.

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Abstract

Using the post-colonial perspective of hybridity, this paper analyses how two British companies, the Burmah Oil Company (BOC) and Burmah Shell (BS) adapted to changes in the socio-economic environment from Indian independence in 1947 until 1970. Post-colonial theory is useful in exploring the continuing imperial influence, the changing relationship between BS, BOC and the GOI and the impact of this on the operations of BOC and BS post-independence. The approach recognises that the relationship between BOC, BS and the GOI was complex with differing levels of co-operation and tension existing between the three parties throughout the period.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Informa UK Limited
ISSN: 1743-7938
Keywords: Oil industry; Burmah Oil Company; Burmah Shell; Imperialism; Hybridity; Post-colonial theory; Independence; Government of India; decolonisation; economic and political context
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Item ID: 47554
Depositing User: Shraddha Verma
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 14:30
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 18:55
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/47554
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