The Relevance of Dunning’s Ownership, Location and Internalisation Advantages for Explaining Why International Oil Companies Engage in Joint Venture Agreements in the Qatari Gas Industry

  • Talal Abdulla Al-Emadi
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This chapter established that joint venture agreements are the outcome of a process of deciding which co-operation agreement to choose: it is a social process involving a ‘large number of decisions made by different people at different points in time’. This process, the chapter further argued, can be analysed based on the reasons for such a preference within the individual organisations of international oil companies at the micro-level, in addition to macro-level reasons that address how the organisational culture of the Qatari gas industry contributes to the preference for joint venture agreements.

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  • Talal Abdulla Al-Emadi
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  1. 1.Qatar UniversityDohaQatar

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