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Shipping and Globalization in the Post-War Era

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-26002-6

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This volume highlights the contribution of the shipping industry to the transformations in business and society of the postwar era. Shipping was both an example and an engine of globalization and structural change. In turn, the industry experienced and pioneered, mirrored and enabled key developments that led to the present-day globalized economy. Contributions address issues such as the macro-level shift of shipping’s centre of gravity from Europe to Asia, the political and legal frameworks within which it developed, the strategies and performance of both successful and unsuccessful firms, and the links between the shipping industry and the wider economy and society. Without shipping and its ability to forge connections and networks of a global reach, the modern world would look very different.

Subject: Economics and Finance, Modern History, Trade, Logistics, shipping, business history, maritime history, shipping governance, maritime economics, maritime hegemony, Containerization in globalization, Maersk Line, East Asiatic Company (EAC), Shipping as a knowledge industry, Shipping in the post-war era