"The maritime sector is dynamic and volatile, creating the need for continuous monitoring of the latest developments and their effects on the organisation, management and strategies of shipping companies. This book analyses the business environment of these companies and the approaches they adopt in organising and managing their activities.Management of Shipping Companies aims to facilitate the learning and understanding of the fascinating world of shipping business. It examines the organisation and management of companies which manage ocean-going ships, emphasising the special characteristics of the industry and the framework created by these. This textbook offers a detailed account of the companies processes and functions, the structural and contextual dimensions of their organisation, as well as an analysis of human resources, safety management and the outsourcing of shipping operations. Written in an easily-digestible and critical manner it includes case studies and analysis of best practices implemented by companies worldwide.This unique and accessible book is an ideal text for students in maritime studies programs as well as readers interested in learning about maritime businesses organisation and management. "--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter Introduction / Ioannis Theotokas chapter One The shipping company / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Two The external environment of shipping companies / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Three The processes of the shipping company / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Four The organisation of the shipping company / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Five Contextual factors of organisational structure / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Six Departmentalisation in shipping companies / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Seven Human Resource Management in shipping companies / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Eight Management of human resources of ships / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Nine Safety management in shipping companies / Ioannis Theotokas chapter Ten Outsourcing of ship management / Ioannis Theotokas.