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Shipping and Globalization in the Post-War Era

Contexts, Companies, Connections

Editors: Petersson, Niels P., Tenold, Stig, White, Nicholas (Eds.)

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  • Presents new research on shipping and globalisation over the last sixty years
  • Highlights the importance of dialogue between maritime, business and general history in order to understand the transformations of this period
  • Demonstrates the value of interdisciplinary approaches to analysing complex connections across various parts of Europe, Asia and Africa
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This open access book belongs to the Maritime Business and Economic History strand of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series.

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.

By bringing together scholars from various disciplinary and national backgrounds, this book advances our understanding of the linkages that bind economies and societies together.


About the authors

Niels P. Petersson is Professor of History at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. His research interests are in global and transnational history, including the history of business and trade, the shipping industry, Empire, and labour.

Stig Tenold is Professor of Economic History at the Department of Economics, NHH Norwegian School of Economics. His main research has been within the field of contemporary maritime history, both from an economic history and from a business history angle.

Nicholas J. White is Professor of Imperial and Commonwealth History at Liverpool John Moores University. His main research interests are in the history of decolonization (particularly in Southeast Asia) and international business (with a focus recently upon ocean-going shipping).

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Shipping and Globalization in the Post-War Era: Contexts, Companies, Connections

    Pages 1-6

    Petersson, Niels P. (et al.)

  • The Declining Role of Western Europe in Shipping and Shipbuilding, 1900–2000

    Pages 9-36

    Tenold, Stig

  • The Emergence of Maritime Governance in the Post-War World

    Pages 37-65

    Reiling, Katharina

  • Thinking Outside ‘The Box’: Decolonization and Containerization

    Pages 67-99

    White, Nicholas J.

  • ‘Containerization in Globalization’: A Case Study of How Maersk Line Became a Transnational Company

    Pages 103-131

    Sornn-Friese, Henrik

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26002-6
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shipping and Globalization in the Post-War Era
Book Subtitle
Contexts, Companies, Connections
Editors
  • Niels P. Petersson
  • Stig Tenold
  • Nicholas White
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26002-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26002-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26001-9
Series ISSN
2662-6551
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 290
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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