Essays Tagged: "Standard Oil"

Corporate Development During the Industrial Revolution in the US

The Standard Oil Company founded by John D. Rockefeller and the U.S. Steel Company founded by Andrew Car ... ockefeller came to dominate the oil industry. With one upward stride after another he organized the Standard Oil Company, which was the nucleus of the great trust that was formed. Rockefeller showed l ... ted his customers in the same manner that Andrew Carnegie treated his workers: cruel and harsh. The Standard Oil Company desperately wanted every possible company to buy their products. Standard Oil u ...

(2 pages) 100 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Gates vs. Rockefeller (an epic duel between two huge business moguls)

refinery business. He and his partner Sam Andrews opened a refinery in Cleveland. In 1870 he formed Standard Oil, which was a public company. J D had a knack for getting other companies to sell to him ... te". For example if Joe Shmoe Refinery tried to ship a barrel of oil, it would cost them $2, but if Standard Oil shipped the same barrel they would pay the $2 and get $.70 back. As he became more powe ...

(4 pages) 108 1 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

"Power of oil"

The book includes vivid accounts of the attempts by Standard oil to achieve a monopoly on American Oil production and distribution, of the key role play ...

(2 pages) 157 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Development Studies

"The Microsoft monopoly should be broken up." Evaluate this claim using economic theory and evidence on the welfare effects of monopoly and competition.

mplete control over all the businesses. Du Pont chemicals, the railroad companies and Rockefeller's Standard Oil, among others, were broken up.A pure monopoly exists where there is a sole supplier. In ...

(7 pages) 344 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

THE ANTITRUST CASE AGAINST MICROSOFT Should Microsoft prevail for hard work or fall?

mplete control over all the businesses. Du Pont chemicals, the railroad companies and Rockefeller's Standard Oil, among others, were broken up. (Lohr)A pure monopoly exists where there is a sole suppl ... builds the tracks on which the rest of the industry ships its products. With Microsoft creating the standards for the rest of the computer industry, they are able to create better standards and build ...

(7 pages) 107 1 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

American Monopolies

s an examination of Microsoft in comparison to this definition and another commonly known monopoly, Standard Oil. Also attention will be given to the necessary role of and problems with monopolies.Com ... competitors. Though its interpretation is not particularly clear, The Sherman Anti-Trust Act is the standard used for determining trade misconduct and violates.Standard OilJanuary 2, 1882 marked the f ...

(4 pages) 104 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Anti-trust Legislation

e or commerce in the U.S. In the early 1900s, Congress used the act to break up two monopolies, the Standard Oil Co. and the American Tobacco Co.In 1914, Congress passed two more laws that further pro ... rican TobaccoResult: Declared illegal monopoly; broken up into separate companiesYear: 1911Company: Standard OilResult: Broken up into separate oil refining and pipeline companiesYear: 1920Company: U. ...

(4 pages) 117 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

John D Rockefeller as a captain of Industry

John D Rockefeller, founder of standard oil was a captain of industry, he was led to the path of efficiency through his mother and ... he was younger; this helped him grow into one of the biggest companies of the time. He soon started Standard Oil and became a billionaire. Despite the robber barren ways he got to the top, he got ther ... prices. It helped kerosene drop from 58 cents to 26 from 1865 to 1870. Rockefeller also started the Standard Oil Trust. A trust is a business combination in which a single board of trustees controlled ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ida Tarbell and her contributions to yellow journalism.

riginally articles for McClure's, on John D. Rockefeller and his oil interests: "The History of the Standard Oil Company", published 1904.Her father was forced out of business by John D. Rockefeller a ... out of business by John D. Rockefeller and the South Improvement Company scheme, predecessor to his Standard Oil empire. The exposé resulted in federal action and eventually was the demise of t ...

(1 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business: America's Transformation into an Economic Superpower

rastructure for consumerculture. The rise of corporations, such as Carnegie Steel, J.P. Morgan, and Standard Oil,in the late 1800's, was able to dramatically shape the country politically, socially, a ... ve federal protection in the bargaining process for workers and established a setof fair employment standards. The National Labor Relations Act guaranteed workers theright to organize and bargain thro ...

(11 pages) 259 1 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

History Of Tycoons

c and social aspects. John D. Rockefeller was a successful captain of industry. He owned the Standard Oil Company. The Standard Oil Company was a successful company. He owned the drilling where ...

(1 pages) 11 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Did the progressive era go far enough? It hard to

akers. Muckrakers were journalists in the 1900?s. Some of them include, Ida Tarbell she reveled the standard oil scandal that Rockefeller?s oil company was ?swallowing up? oall the oil from the indepe ...

(1 pages) 1144 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Gilded Age

ne such example is the near monopoly of oil created by John D Rockefeller. Rockefeller's dominating standard oil company was successful in undercutting almost every single other oil seller. By 1892, r ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Fuels of the Future.

Also it needs to be environmentally healthy and that it can be made cheaply enough.Gas has been the standard fuel source ever since cars became the mainstream transportation, but before that happened ... come one of the richest most powerful men in the world and by giving away money to the right people Standard Oil became the standard.Bio fuel is methanol or ethanol that can be used in internal combus ...

(6 pages) 35 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Captain of Industry or Robber Baron

huge public philanthropist. [0]John D. Rockefeller was the guiding force behind the creation of the Standard Oil Company, which grew to dominate the oil industry. This company was one of the first big ... imself exclusively to the oil business. [1] Due to Rockefeller's emphasis on economical operations, Standard prospered and began to buy out its competitors until, by 1872; it controlled nearly all the ...

(3 pages) 35 3 4.3 Mar/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Wal-Mart: Good or Bad?

greatest success stories in American history, but also one of the most controversial stories since Standard Oil (Fortune). But with all big business comes critics. Today's critics suggest Wal-Mart un ... d.Wal-Mart Taking Advantage of Impoverished NationsCritics contend that Wal-Mart's engagement in substandard labor practices increases the inequality between third would countries and developed nation ...

(5 pages) 37 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

History of Exxon-Mobil Oil Company

To trace the history of Exxon-Mobil Oil Corporation, we first need to go back to the formation of Standard Oil Company. John D. Rockefeller incorporated this company with Henry Flagler in 1870, and ... ohn D. Rockefeller incorporated this company with Henry Flagler in 1870, and until it was broken up Standard oil was the largest, most profitable business in the world. However, in 1911, Standard Oil ...

(2 pages) 24 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers

Chevron: company overview-role of government regulations for oil company and issues and opportunities companies face

e largest and most modern refinery in the United States, producing 600 barrels of oil a day.In 1878 Standard Oil Company opened a three man office. With financial backing from its New York parent and ... ncial backing from its New York parent and strong marketing, the company became an emerging leader. Standard Oil was the major marketer for kerosene in the western United States lighting 96.5% of the ...

(6 pages) 26 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Exxon

merging of two major oil companies, Exxon and Mobile. Exxon and Mobile were both descendants of the Standard Oil Corporation started by John D Rockefeller in 1870. As of 2007, Exxon Mobile's Reserves ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

ExxonMobile Critical Success Factors

e globe.ExxonMobil's history goes back to the 1870 when John D. Rockefeller and partners formed the Standard Oil Company. By 1878 Standard Oil controlled 95% of the U.S. refining capacity. This had be ... achieved by giving cut throat competition to the competitors, and by getting secret rebates.In 1882 Standard Oil Trust was formed. This attracted all the interested groups of oil producers. In 1911 th ...

(15 pages) 4 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making