Start-Ups

Entrepreneurship And Capabilities In A "Beginner" Oil Multinational: The Case Of ENI

Date Added: Jul 2010
Format: PDF

The authors laid the groundwork for the company's growth during the 1950s and 1960s. Group of knowledgeable specialists, who were equipped with a complex set of capabilities that enabled them to oversee and perform operational tasks. The task of adapting that set of capabilities began in the latter half of the 1950s, when the firm underwent a transition from its main business of producing natural gas, which it had developed immediately after World War II, to prospecting for oil abroad.