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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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The Corporate Actor model

The Corporate Actor model

(p.74) 4 The Corporate Actor model
Climate Change and the Oil Industry

Jon Birger Skjærseth

Tora Skodvin

Manchester University Press

This chapter explores the explanatory power of the approach this book has labelled the Corporate Actor (CA) model in accounting for the differences in the climate change strategies adopted by the oil companies in this study. It explains that the CA model suggests that differences in the companies' climate strategy choice are explained by differences in the companies themselves. This chapter analyses three company-specific factors that may have an impact on strategy choice in relation to an issue such as climate change. These include the environmental risk associated with current and future corporate operations, the company's capacity for organisational learning, and the environmental reputation of the company.

Keywords:   CA model, climate change strategies, oil companies, environmental risk, organisational learning, environmental reputation

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