“The strategic wolf hidden beneath the clothing of the economic sheep”? Tin and the strategizing of raw materials

Andrew Perchard

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    Abstract

    Tin provides a particularly telling illustration of how the interactions of business and governments shape the evolution of the global economic trade; the tin industry has experienced extensive state intervention during times of war, encompasses intense competition and cartelization, and has seen industry centers both thrive and fail in the wake of decolonization. The history of the international tin industry reveals the complex interactions and interdependencies between local actors and international networks, decolonization and globalization, as well as government foreign policies and entrepreneurial tactics. This chapter discusses tin and the strategizing of raw materials.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA History of the Global Tin Industry, 1850 - 2000
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Devil’s Metal
    EditorsMats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard, Espen Storli
    Place of PublicationNew York
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 27 Aug 2014

    Keywords

    • tin
    • global economy
    • industrial economics
    • political economy

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    Perchard, A. (Accepted/In press). “The strategic wolf hidden beneath the clothing of the economic sheep”? Tin and the strategizing of raw materials. In M. Ingulstad, A. Perchard, & E. Storli (Eds.), A History of the Global Tin Industry, 1850 - 2000: The Devil’s Metal New York.