publication . Article . 2021

The atomic business: structures and strategies

Maria del Mar Rubio-Varas; J. De la Torre; D. P. Connors;
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  • Published: 05 Jan 2021 Journal: Business History (issn: 0007-6791, eissn: 1743-7938, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Nuclear energy was one among business opportunities brought by the take off in science and technology after the Second World War. The narratives of the milestones of atomic history neglect the commercial, industrial and organizational aspects that made it possible. This paper concentrates on what makes the nuclear business exceptional (or not). We undertake an analysis of the nuclear supply business (designing, manufacturing and installing nuclear facilities) distinct from the analysis of the demand side (business operating nuclear power plants). We identify a continuing role of the state in civil nuclear businesses and a symbiotic relationship with private atom...
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free text keywords: Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous), Business and International Management, History, Nuclear energy, State as entrepreneur, Varieties of capitalism, Political science, World War II, Milestone (project management), Media studies, Neglect, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Narrative
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