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The Transformation of Swedish Shipping, 1970-2010
Linköping University.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Industrial Engineering & Management.
Copenhagen Business School.
2012 (English)In: Business history review, ISSN 0007-6805, Vol. 86, no 3, 417-445 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Since the early 1970s, as shipping has undergone a period of structural change, Swedish shipping has rapidly declined from a position of global importance. The Swedish-controlled fleet has dwindled, and the structure of the industry itself has changed. This article explores the influence of shipping mar- kets, shipping regulations, company strategies, maritime know-how, and financial resources on tbe development of Swedish shipping from 1970 to 2010. A comparison is made between, on the one hand, the direction taken by two failing companies and, on the other, tbe courses followed by two companies that managed to grow despite difficult conditions. On a broader level, the article traces tbe development of expertise in a declining industry. 

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2012. Vol. 86, no 3, 417-445 p.
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Economic History Engineering and Technology
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Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-187128DOI: 10.1017/S0007680512000761ISI: 000311057900002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-187128DiVA: diva2:573770
Available from: 2012-12-03 Created: 2012-12-03 Last updated: 2013-03-04Bibliographically approved

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