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From Wheel House to Counting HouseEssays in Maritime Business History in Honour of Professor Peter Neville Davies$
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Lewis R. Fischer

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780969588511

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.001.0001

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Entrepreneurship and Risk-Taking in the Norwegian Shipping Industry in the Early Part of the Twentieth Century: The Case of Lauritz Kloster, Stavanger

Entrepreneurship and Risk-Taking in the Norwegian Shipping Industry in the Early Part of the Twentieth Century: The Case of Lauritz Kloster, Stavanger

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(p.323) Entrepreneurship and Risk-Taking in the Norwegian Shipping Industry in the Early Part of the Twentieth Century: The Case of Lauritz Kloster, Stavanger1
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From Wheel House to Counting House
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Helge W. Nordvik

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780969588511.003.0014

In this essay Helge Nordvik reviews the life of Norwegian shipowner Lauritz Kloster, examining how a relatively unknown middle-aged shipping clerk managed to convert his considerable expertise and modest capital resources into a major shipping enterprise. Nordvik argues that the individual businessman is central to any explanation of the growth and development of Norwegian shipping in the first two decades of the twentieth century, and presents Kloster as a shining example of how shipping entrepreneurs built substantial enterprises from limited initial economic resources.

Keywords:   International Maritime History, Norwegian Maritime History, Lauritz Kloster, Shipowner, Entrepreneurship

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