The International Handbook of Maritime Business is a timely, comprehensive and insightful overview of the key contemporary research issues in maritime business. Dynamic changes in recent years have meant that maritime transport is increasingly recognized as a key integrated component of international logistics and a facilitator of global supply chains. With contributions from the world's leading scholars in the field, the Handbook reflects this new perspective and offers a unique and indispensable source of reference and information. Thoroughly international in terms of scope and coverage, this original reference work will prove invaluable to postgraduate students of maritime studies, logistics, international business and marine technology. Anyone interested in developing an understanding of contemporary research issues in maritime business should not be without this Handbook.
Contents: 1. Editor's Introduction - The Maritime Industry Means Business Kevin P.B. Cullinane 2. Business Models, Supply Chain Efficiency and Port Efficiency: New Strategic Imperatives Ross Robinson 3. Process Modelling: A Method to Increase the Performance of Container Terminals Thomas Pawlik and Phanthian Zuesongdham 4. Knowledge Management Systems in Maritime Logistics Eon-Seong Lee and Dong-Wook Song 5. Synchronisation of Seaborne Cold Chains Jasmine Siu Lee LAM 6. The Multimodal Transport of Flowers between Taiwan and China Anthony Beresford and Chang Zheng 7. The Logistics Functions of Shipping Lines: Perceptions of International Shippers in South Korea and the UK Ki-Soon Hwang, Richard Gray and Kevin P.B. Cullinane 8. Bundling Transport and Logistics Services in Global Supply Chains Hercules E. Haralambides and Michele Acciaro 9. Maritime Networks: A Source of Competitiveness for Shipping Lines Antoine Fremont 10. Organizational Effectiveness in Seaports: A Systems Approach Cimen Karatas and Guldem Cerit 11. Unraveling Dynamics in Inter-Container Port Relationships Through an Examination of Liner Service Patterns Wei Yim Yap and Theo Notteboom 12. The Economics Behind the Awarding of Terminals in Seaports: Towards a Research Agenda Christophe Theys, Theo E. Notteboom, Athanasios A. Pallis and Peter W. De Langen 13. Mergers and Acquisitions in the Shipping Industry: The Effect on Corporate Value Osvaldo Rodrigues de Araujo Rios and Heather Leggate McLaughlin 14. Private Equity Investment in the European Ferry Market Alfred J. Baird 15. Ownership Equity and Efficiency: The Case of Australian Bulk Ports Sophia Everett and Rae Weston 16. The Hedging Performance of the Capesize Forward Freight Market Manolis G. Kavussanos and Ilias D. Visvikis 17. The Potential for the Use of Single-Versus Dual-Purpose Officers in Firms: A Theoretical Analysis Based on Resource-based, Transaction Cost and Labour Market Economics Ioannis Theotokas and Maria Anne Wagtmann
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