Book 2012

The World’s Key Industry

History and Economics of International Shipping

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ISBN: 978-1-349-35029-2 (Print) 978-1-137-00375-1 (Online)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Pages 1-10

    Introduction

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    Pages 11-28

    Lewis R. Fischer and the Progress of Maritime Economic History

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    Pages 29-42

    Shipping and Staple Economies in the Periphery

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    Pages 43-63

    An Appraisal of the Progress of the Steamship in the Nineteenth Century

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    Pages 64-87

    The Advantages of Water Carriage: Scale Economies and Shipping Technology, c. 1870–2000

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    Pages 88-105

    Building the Networks of Trade: Perspectives on Twentieth-Century Maritime History

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    Pages 106-123

    The Development of Commercial Infrastructure for World Shipping

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    Pages 124-141

    Government and the British Shipping Industry in the Later Twentieth Century

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    Pages 142-157

    Why They are Tall and We are Small! Competition between Antwerp and Rotterdam in the Twentieth Century

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    Pages 158-179

    Institutional Path Dependence in Port Regulation: A Comparison of New Zealand and Australia

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    Pages 180-199

    China’s Seaport Development during the Early Open Door Policy Period, 1978–2002

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    Pages 200-219

    Private Companies, Culture and Place in the Development of Hull’s Maritime Business Sector, c.1860–1914

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    Pages 220-234

    Risks and Rewards: The Business of Norwegian Shipping

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    Pages 235-262

    Business Groups and Entrepreneurial Families in Southern Europe: Comparing Greek and Spanish Shipowners in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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    Pages 263-272

    Epilogue: A Key Industry or an Invisible Industry?

  17. Back Matter

    Pages 273-305