Leadership in World Shipping: Greek Family Firms in International Business by I. Theotokas

Leadership in World Shipping: Greek Family Firms in International Business

byI. Theotokas

Hardcover | April 30, 2009

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This book presents a new look at the leadership of Greek shipowners in world shipping in the second half of the twentieth century. The authors examine the fundamental factors of the dynamism of Greek entrepreneurship in family businesses and provides evidence for the organization, management and strategies of Greek family shipping companies.

About The Author

IOANNIS THEOTOKAS is at the University of the Aegean, Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport, Chios, Greece where he teaches Shipping Management, Strategic Management and Human Resource Management. He has graduated from the University of Piraues (B.A., PhD). His work appears in journals and edited books.   GELINA HARLAFTIS is at ...

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Title:Leadership in World Shipping: Greek Family Firms in International BusinessFormat:HardcoverDimensions:346 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230576427

ISBN - 13:9780230576421

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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
PART I: SHIPOWNERS, COMPANIES AND SHIPPING
International Freight Markets and Greek-owned Shipping, 1945-2000
The Division of Freight Markets
World Sea-borne Trade
The International Fleet and Freight Markets
The Greek-owned Shipping Companies
Greek-owned Shipping Companies
The Size of Shipping Companies
The Fragmentation of the Shipping Companies
The Economic Background of 'Non Traditional Shipowners'
The Business Philosophy of Greek Shipowners
Family Companies
Strategies of Greek Shipping Companies
Cost Leadership and Competitiveness
Choice of Flags and Maritime Labour
Innovation and Competitiveness
Investment Strategy
Greek and British Shipping Companies
Network and Family
Organizational and Managerial Patterns
Entrepreneurial Methods
Shipping Companies, the Economy and the State
Shipping Capital and Greek Economy
The Piraeus Maritime Centre
Greek State and Shipping
PART II: FAMILY SHIPPING BUSINESSES