1st Edition

Corporate Social Responsibility Failures in the Oil Industry

ISBN 9780415784474
Published February 4, 2019 by Routledge
170 Pages

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Book Description

Corporate Social Responsibility: Failures in the Oil Industry directly challenges the oil industry's claims of corporate good citizenship, now widely advanced as part of a global public relations initiative. The volume spans the industry's reach, from the troubled waters of the UK offshore Continental Shelf, with its horrendous legacy of the Piper Alpha oil rig disaster, to the inhospitable shores of Newfoundland with its own tragic legacy of lost lives; to the new frontier of oil corporate colonialism in the former Soviet Union and the icy plains of Alaska. The central theme of violations of basic labour rights and of health and environmental protection standards will make uncomfortable reading in the boardroom. It is equally essential reading for those who seek to improve the position of workers and industries within the oil industry's global reach.

Table of Contents



Chapter One: Corporate Social Responsibility in the International Oil Industry Charles Woolfson and Matthias Beck

Chapter Two: The Piper Alpha Disaster and Industrial Relations in Britain’s Offshore Oil Industry Charles Woolfson, Matthias Beck, and John Foster

Chapter Three: Safety and Industrial Relations in the Newfoundland Offshore Oil Industry since the Ocean Ranger Disaster in 1982 Susan M. Hart

Chapter Four: BP’s Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: The New Corporate Colonialism James Marriott and Greg Muttitt

Chapter Five: Northern Exposure Michael Gillard, Melissa Jones, and Andrew Rowell

Chapter Six: Loaded Dice: Multinational Oil, Due Process and the State Matthias Beck and Charles Woolfson

Selected Bibliography

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Charles Woolfson is Professor emeritus of labour studies at the Institute for Research in Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linkoping University, Sweden.