The World's Key Industry: History and Economics of International Shipping by G. HarlaftisThe World's Key Industry: History and Economics of International Shipping by G. Harlaftis

The World's Key Industry: History and Economics of International Shipping

byG. HarlaftisEditorS. Tenold, J. Valdaliso

Hardcover | November 2, 2012

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Maritime transport has been the main driver of trade growth, and the emergence and development of a global economy. This collection of essays from distinguished economists and historians takes an international and comparative perspective, covering topics ranging from technological advance and the role of the state to maritime business development.
GELINA HARLAFTIS is professor of Maritime History at the Department of History of the Ionian University, Greece. She graduated from the University of Athens and completed her graduate studies at the Universities of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and Oxford (D.Phil). She was President of the International Association of Maritime Economic History f...
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Title:The World's Key Industry: History and Economics of International ShippingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:305 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1.02 inPublished:November 2, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230369146

ISBN - 13:9780230369146

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Table of Contents

Introduction L. R. Fischer and the progress of Maritime Economic History; D.Williams & L.Scholl Shipping and Staple Economies in the Periphery; C.K.Harley The Progress of the Steamship in the 19th Century; D.M.Williams & J.Armstrong The Advantages of Water Carriage; Y.Kaukianen Building the Vital Networks of Trade; E.Lange , E.Ekperg & E.Merok The Development of Commercial Infrastructures for World Shipping; G.Boyce Government and British Shipping in the Later 20th Century; S.Palmer Historical Evolution of the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam; S.Vanfraechem Institutional Path-dependence and Port Regulation; M.Tull & J.Reveley China's Seaport Development 1978-2002; A.N.G.Koi Yu & T.Ka-chai Hull's Maritime Business Sector c. 1860-1914; M.Barnard & D.Starkey Risks and Rewards - the Business of Norwegian Shipping; S.Tenold Greek and Spanish Shipowners in the 19th and 20th Centuries; G.Harlaftis & J.M.Valdaliso Epilogue: A Key Industry or an Invisible Industry?; G.Harlaftis , S.Tenold & J.M.Valdaliso