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Climate Change and the Oil IndustryCommon Problem, Different Strategies$
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Jon Skjaerseth and Tora Skodvin

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780719065583

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Climate Change and the Oil Industry
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Jon Birger Skjærseth

Tora Skodvin

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719065583.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the possible role of multinational corporations, particularly those in the oil industry, in addressing climate change. This volume focuses on ExxonMobil, Shell and Statoil, which adopted different corporate climate strategies. This chapter suggests that the analysis of these three oil companies can provide better understanding driving forces behind corporate climate strategy choice and the influence of political context in the companies' home-base countries.

Keywords:   climate change, multinational corporations, oil industry, ExxonMobil, Shell, Statoil, political context

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