International Oil Companies and Host States: A New Bargaining Model

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Title International Oil Companies and Host States: A New Bargaining Model
Author Vivoda, Vlado
Journal Name Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Maris BV
Abstract This paper establishes a model for analyzing the dynamics of the host state-international oil company (IOC) bargaining relationship. Theoretically, the model advances our ability to investigate bargaining dynamics between host states, oil companies and other stakeholders in the oil industry. It is a mechanism which simplifies the complex array of relationships and bargains within which the host state-IOC bargaining relationship is nested. The model builds on and leverages the key contributions of earlier bargaining models. It enables us to integrate relevant ideas from existing scholarship on host state-MNC bargaining while also taking into account other actors and bargains at domestic and international levels that affect bargaining between an IOC and a host state. Practically, the model will help actors choose strategies more systematically, leading to higher relative bargaining power that may translate to preferable bargaining outcomes.
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Volume 9
Issue Number 5
Page from 1
Page to 19
ISSN 1875-418X
Date Accessioned 2011-09-23
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject International Relations
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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