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Norwegian Shipping in the 20th Century

Norway's Successful Navigation of the World's Most Global Industry

Authors: Tenold, Stig

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  • -Brings the success of the Norwegian shipping industry to an international audience for the first time
  • -Explains the importance of the shipping industry for the economic development and sustainabilty of Norway
  • -Utilises both economic history and business history to present a fully rounded account
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This book is open access under a CC BY NC ND 4.0 license.

This book belongs to the Maritime Business and Economic History strand of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series.

This open access book discusses how Norwegian shipping companies played a crucial role in global shipping markets in the 20th century, at times transporting more than ten per cent of world seaborne trade. Chapters explore how Norway managed to remain competitive, despite being a high labour-cost country in an industry with global competition. Among the features that are emphasised are market developments, business strategies and political decisions

The Norwegian experience was shaped by the main breaking points in 20th century world history, such as the two world wars, and by long-term trends, such as globalization and liberalization. The shipping companies introduced technological and organizational innovations to build or maintain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing world. 

The growing importance of offshore petroleum exploration in the North Sea from the 1970s was both a threat and an opportunity to the shipping companies. By adapting both business strategies and the political regime to the new circumstances, the Norwegian shipping sector managed to maintain a leading position internationally.

       

About the authors

Stig Tenold is Professor of Economic History at NHH – The Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the two leading maritime history journals – The International Journal of Maritime History and Mariner's Mirror – and one of three editors of the book series Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • A Brief Introduction to Norwegian Shipping

    Pages 1-20

    Tenold, Stig

  • The Starting Point: A Small Country, but a Major Maritime Nation

    Pages 21-61

    Tenold, Stig

  • The First World War: The Neutral Ally

    Pages 63-89

    Tenold, Stig

  • Crisis? What Crisis? Norwegian Shipping in the Interwar Period

    Pages 91-131

    Tenold, Stig

  • The Second World War

    Pages 133-158

    Tenold, Stig

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95639-8
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $31.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95638-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Norwegian Shipping in the 20th Century
Book Subtitle
Norway's Successful Navigation of the World's Most Global Industry
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95639-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95639-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95638-1
Series ISSN
2662-6551
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 327
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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