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The BP bid for Britoil : should Scotland take it lying down?

Scouller, John (1988) The BP bid for Britoil : should Scotland take it lying down? Quarterly Economic Commentary, 13 (3). pp. 52-60. ISSN 2046-5378

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This paper discusses the BP bid for the Glasgow based Britoil and it's representation of yet another example of an important but relatively unrecognised trend over the past twenty-five years : the decline in the number of independent Scottish companies as a result of takeover by non-Scottish companies.