New article by Matthias Heymann: "Investigating global resource chains, The case of the global Danish plant oil complex"
Ferrum, vol. 92 (2022): 58-65
This paper aims to investigate the establishment of global resource chains in the plant fat industry from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century, in which the plant oil producing company Aarhus Oliefabrik in Aarhus, Denmark, and oil plantations in Malaysia of the Danish company United Plantations played a pioneering role. It summarizes details of a research project on the building and operation of resource chains from two different vantage points, one from the Aarhus plant oil industry reaching out to global resources, and one from the building and operation of Danish plantations in Siam, Malaya and Indonesia, reaching out for metropolitan users.