This is the second volume in the Oxford University Press Learning History Library. In the first volume, Car Launch, we thanked the many people whose ideas and influences helped define the learning history form. In this volume, we wish to focus our thanks on the people who contributed to this book. Once again, managing editor Nina Kruschwitz is responsible for the design and production of the book -- overseeing editorial work, creating graphics and diagrams, and organizing the layout and production process on the authors' end. She played an enormous role in helping the critical messages of the OilCo story shine through the complexities of detail and dialogue.
Ken MacLeod, academic editor at Oxford University Press, developed the prototype for this volume and worked with us to define and develop Oil Change. Others at Oxford University Press who deserve credit include: Peter Ban, editorial design manager Elyse Dubin, and Oxford University Press marketers Scott Burns and Sally James. Literary agent Joseph Spieler managed the contractual underpinning for the book; Helen Basilesco of the Ford/MIT Collaboration, where George Roth is executive director, provided valuable support, as did Maggie Piper of the Fieldbook Project.
Ordinarily, we would effusively and gratefully acknowledge our colleagues at OilCo by name -- the people who commissioned the learning history, who coauthored and coedited the document, who designed the workshops in which OilCo people talked about it, who championed it at all levels of the organization, who "midwifed" the process that allowed it to be publically available, and whose comments provided the substance from which we drew our intellectual understanding. We would also thank the OilCo executives who recognized the value of this document and who gave approval and support for its general release. We would especially acknowledge the OilCo employees, managers, and executives who permitted themselves to be interviewed and painstakingly made sure their