Management, Finance and Industrial Relations in Maritime Industries

Essays in International Maritime and Business History

Edited by Simon P. Ville and David M. Williams

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ISBN: 9780969588542

Publication: December 1, 1994

Series: Research in Maritime History 6

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This volume seeks to explore the vast history of international maritime business, focussing on themes of management, finance, and labour. Each essay considers the economics of maritime industries and the factors that influenced decision-making. Their collective purpose is to spotlight relatively neglected areas of international maritime business history, and their richly varied subjects and geographies are primarily unified by this theme, whilst demonstrating the universality of international maritime business. The essays cover the following subjects:- the Norwegian shipbroking firm, Fearnley and Eger; the labour management strategies of nineteenth century London dock companies; the hierarchies of Finnish seagoing in the nineteenth century; twentieth-century Spanish merchant shipping; an examination of Gothenburg’s leading shipping companies; an exploration of The Royal Mail’s postal contracts and overseas mail service; patterns of ownership and finance in Greek deep-sea steamship fleets; the relationships between banks and industry in interwar Italy; the expansion of Japanese post-war shipbuilding; and a survey of Chinese junk trades.

Contributors / v-vii Simon P. Ville and David M. Williams, "Introduction: Studies in Maritime Business History" / ix-xiii Contributions Simon Ville, "Shipbuilding in the Northeast of England in the Nineteenth Century" / 1-43 Lewis R. Fischer and Helge W. Nordvik, "Economic Theory, Information and Management in Shipbroking: Fearnley and Eger as a Case Study, 1869-1972" / 1-29 Anthony R. Henderson and Sarah Palmer, "The Early Nineteenth-Century Port of London: Management and Labour in Three Dock Companies, 1800-1825" / 31-50 Yrj Kaukiainen, "Owners and Masters: Management and Managerial Skills in the Finnish Ocean-Going Fleet, c. 1840-1880" / 51-66 Jess M. Valdaliso, "Management, Profitability and Finance in Twentieth-Century Spanish Merchant Shipping: The CompaZia Maritima Del Nervion as a Case Study, 1899-1986" / 67-90 Martin Fritz and Kent Olsson, "Twentieth-Century Shipping Strategies: Brostrm and Transatlantic, Gothenburg’s Leading Shipping Companies" / 91-109 A.J Arnold and Robert G. Greenhill, "Contractors’ Bounties or Due Consideration?: Evidence on the Commercial Nature of The Royal Mail Steam Packet Company’s Mail Contracts, 1842-1905" / 111-137 Gelina Harlaftis, "Patterns of Ownership and Finance in the Greek Deep-Sea Steamship Fleet, 1880-1914" / 139-165 Giuseppe Conti, "Financial Weakness and Industrial Conflict in Italian Shipbuilding Between the Two World Wars" / 167-183 Yukio Yameshita. "Responding to the Global Market in Boom and Recession: Japanese Shipping and Shipbuilding Industries, 1945-1980" / 185-202 Kuo-tung Ch’en, "Shipping and Trade of Chinese Junks in Southeast Asia, 1730-1830: A Survey" / 203-214

Format: Paperback

Size: 230 x 150 mm

228 Pages

ISBN: 9780969588542

Publication: December 1, 1994

Series: Research in Maritime History 6

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