- Title Pages
- Series Editor's Foreword
- About the Author
- Figure and Tables
Chapter 1The Problem Defined
Chapter 2High Water: The Pre-1914 Period
Chapter 3War and Reconstruction
Chapter 4The Troubled Years: The Interwar Period
Chapter 5Nationalism in Shipping in the Interwar Years
Chapter 6The Birth of the Liberty
Chapter 7The Prosperous Age: The Postwar Period
Chapter 8Enemies of Competition in the Postwar Years
Chapter 9Flags of Convenience
Chapter 10Economics of Shipping Enterprises 1
Chapter 11Shipowning and Resource Allocation
Chapter 12Labour Relations and Labour Costs
Chapter 13The Conference System
Chapter 14The Structure of the British Industry
Chapter 15The Question Answered
- Epilogue: The Future
- Appendix: The Contribution of British Shipping to the Balance of Payments
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The Problem Defined
The Problem Defined
- (p.1) Chapter 1 The Problem Defined
- British Shipping and World Competition
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This chapter introduces the journal and its approach to the question of why the British shipping industry declined at tremendous rate between 1900 and 1960. It outlines the possible answers - the change in economy; international competition; factors outside of shipping; and internal decision-making - and how they will be addressed in subsequent chapters. It provides an overview of both British and international growth performances over the period, and defines the statistical parameters of the study - tonnage is measured in gross tonnage; British shipping is limited to ocean shipping and excludes coastal shipping.
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