Imperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880 by Graham D. TaylorImperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880 by Graham D. Taylor

Imperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880

byGraham D. Taylor

Paperback | April 15, 2019

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For over 130 years, Imperial Oil dominated Canada?s oil industry. Their 1947 discovery of crude oil in Leduc, Alberta transformed the industry and the country. But from 1899 onwards, two-thirds of the company was owned by an American giant, making Imperial Oil one of the largest foreign-controlled multinationals in Canada. Imperial Standard is the first full-scale history of Imperial Oil. It illuminates Imperial?s longstanding connections to Standard Oil of New Jersey, also known as Exxon Mobil. Although this relationship was often beneficial to Imperial, allowing them access to technology and capital, it also came at a cost, causing Imperial to be assailed as the embodiment of foreign control of Canada?s natural resources. Graham D. Taylor draws on an extensive collection of primary sources to explore the complex relationship between the two companies. This groundbreaking history provides unprecedented insight into one of Canada?s most influential oil companies as it has grown and evolved with the industry itself.
Graham D. Taylor is professor emeritus in the Department of History at Trent University. He is the author of Du Pont and the International Chemical Industry, and The Rise of Canadian Business. He is winner of the 2015 Petroleum History Society Best Article Prize
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Title:Imperial Standard: Imperial Oil, Exxon, and the Canadian Oil Industry from 1880Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:380 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:April 15, 2019Publisher:University Of Calgary PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1773850350

ISBN - 13:9781773850351

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Table of Contents

Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction Prologue Part One: Foundations 1860-19171. Origins 2. Where Empires Collide 3. Resurrection Part Two: Before Leduc 1917-19474. Adventures in the Tropis 5. Cogs in the Wheel 6. The Winning of the West Part Three: After Leduc 1974-19807. Golden Age 8. Diversification 9. A More Complex World 10. Northern Visions Epilogue: Since 1980 11. The Rollder Coaster 12. Exxon and Imperial: Ties that Bind 13. A Change in the Climage Conclusion Appendices Notes Bibilography Index

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This authoritative historical study of one of Canada's largest companies provides a compelling contribution to the sparse literature on the relationships between affiliates and parents within large multinationals. Taylor expertly brings out the nuance and evolving nature of Imperial's relationship with its parent Exxon, and delivers a study of significance for all students of the global enterprise. - Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School