The Institutional Position of Seaports: An International Comparison by H. StevensThe Institutional Position of Seaports: An International Comparison by H. Stevens

The Institutional Position of Seaports: An International Comparison

byH. Stevens

Paperback | December 8, 2010

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The Institutional Position of Seaports deals with the logic and functioning of international seaport administration. This volume not only contains interesting reading for public and private port administrators and managers but can offer by its international comparisons relevant insights for the deregulation, privatisation, liberalisation and deconcentration of former government duties. Every seaport hosts different port activities in which public and private actors interact in changing relations. There is a permanent question of how responsibilities among public port administrators and the private users of the port have been divided and institutionally anchored. The unique model of analysis as used in this research has been built up by the distinction in four different control relations between state and market. By means of this institutional model the division of responsibilities for nautical control, port planning and port services can be determined. The reader can also learn via this model about the specific conditions that are needed to activate the learning capabilities of the different port activities. The model of analysis can be applied to every seaport in the world. Audience: This book is essential for everyone who is in a public or private managing or policy-making position in a seaport. It can also be of great help to students in disciplines like maritime economics, strategic management, social geography and public administration; for example, to make them more aware of the specific role divisions and mechanisms between state and market in international seaports.
Title:The Institutional Position of Seaports: An International ComparisonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048153255

ISBN - 13:9789048153251

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Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction to the Study. The Regulation of Responsibilities. The Nature of Seaports. The Port of Rotterdam. The Ports of Antwerp and Hamburg. Ports in the United States. Canada: The Port of Vancouver. Japan: The Port of Kobe. The Port of Hong Kong. The Port of Singapore. South Africa: The Port of Durban. The Learning Capacity of Seaports. Glossary. Summary. Bibliography. Index.