Summary - TST 32

TRANSPORTES, SERVICIOS Y TELECOMUNICACIONES


TST 32
Alberte MARTÍNEZ LÓPEZ
La Anglo-Spanish Gas y su actuación en España, 1886-1910


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Key Words: Gas, foreign investment, business history, utilities.

[ Abstract ]

Great Britain, quite a distance from France, was the second largest investor in the gas industry in Spain. Its investments were generally focused in cities of a certain demographic and economic weight. However, there were individual cases as the one led by the Anglo-Spanish Gas whose market was smaller, limited to the towns of Denia and Xàtiva, in the province of Alicante. This fact brought about significant restrictions that, ultimately, are the basis of the project failure. It was, in any case, an interesting experience and its study provides clues about the strategies and performance of foreign firms in small economic areas.