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dc.contributor.authorRoitto, Matti
dc.contributor.authorNevalainen, Pasi
dc.contributor.authorKaarkoski, Miina
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-04T09:29:29Z
dc.date.available2021-02-04T09:29:29Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationRoitto, M., Nevalainen, P., & Kaarkoski, M. (2020). Fuel for commercial politics : the nucleus of early commercial proliferation of atomic energy in three acts. <i>Business History</i>, <i>Early online</i>. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1845316" target="_blank">https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2020.1845316</a>
dc.identifier.otherCONVID_47120460
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73978
dc.description.abstractHistorical research into the nuclear industry has focussed upon military and commercial aspects of the technology whilst ignoring fuel. This article discusses nuclear fuel, the resource at the centre of the industry and the role superpower politics played in its supply. Starting with the context of superpower competition, we examine the spread of nuclear technology from its beginnings in post-war Britain via West Germany in the 1950s to Finland in the 1960s and 1970s. We demonstrate that each country had varied interests affecting the choice of nuclear fuel for early energy projects; British fuel choices were constrained by its weapons programme and Germany needed legitimacy in the face of opposition in the 1950s. Finland was constrained by ‘Finlandisation’ and despite domestic enthusiasm the country had to balancing competing blocs in its choice of reactor and fuel. In short, fuel choices were constrained by local and supranational geopolitical conditions.en
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dc.languageeng
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBusiness History
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 4.0
dc.subject.othernuclear fuel
dc.subject.othersuperpower politics
dc.subject.otherinvestments
dc.subject.othernuclear power station
dc.subject.othertechnology transfer
dc.subject.otherGreat Britain
dc.subject.otherWest Germany
dc.subject.otherFinland
dc.titleFuel for commercial politics : the nucleus of early commercial proliferation of atomic energy in three acts
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202102041425
dc.contributor.laitosHistorian ja etnologian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of History and Ethnologyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineYleinen historiafi
dc.contributor.oppiaineGeneral Historyen
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.relation.issn0007-6791
dc.relation.volumeEarly online
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.rights.copyright© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
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dc.subject.ysosuurvaltapolitiikka
dc.subject.ysoteknologian siirto
dc.subject.ysogeopolitiikka
dc.subject.ysokylmä sota
dc.subject.ysoinvestoinnit
dc.subject.ysoydinenergia
dc.subject.ysoydinvoimalat
dc.subject.ysoenergiapolitiikka
dc.subject.ysoydinpolttoaineet
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dc.rights.urlhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.relation.doi10.1080/00076791.2020.1845316
jyx.fundinginformationMatti Roitto has received ‘Fortum Foundation’, personal travel grant (3200e) for presenting research results of ‘Fuel for commercial politics – the nucleus of early commercial proliferation of atomic energy in three acts’ research paper in World Economic Business History Congress ‘Waves of Globalization’, Boston, 29.7-3.8.2018. ‘Emil Aaltonen Foundation’, personal postdoctoral research-grant (31500e) for ‘Atomiajan synty, mahdollisuudet, vaikutukset ja polkuriippuvuus – Modernien haasteiden taustat’ [Birth of the Atomic Age – possibilities, effects and path dependency] - personal post doctoral research project for 12 months.


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