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Making Global and Local Connections: Historical Perspectives on Ports

Tapio Bergholm, Lewis R. Fischer, and M. Elisabetta Tonizzi (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973893458
eISBN:
9781786944597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893458.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book provides a series of case studies concerning ports and port communities from around the world, in attempt to determine the impact of globalisation on the port industry and the link between ... More


International Merchant Shipping in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries: The Comparative Dimension

Lewis R. Fischer and Even Lange (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780973893472
eISBN:
9781786944573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893472.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book compiles seven essays concerning changes to merchant shipping over the hundred and fifty years between 1850 and 2000, and spanning a range of countries, with particular focus on Norway, ... More


Global Markets: The Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850

David J Starkey and Gelina Harlaftis (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128848
eISBN:
9781786944801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128848.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book is concerned with the role played by the sea transport industries in the development of global markets. It claims that the sea transport industry in fundamentally intrinsic to the political ... More


Technology and Public Policy: The Preconditions for the Retail Revolution

Frederick H. Abernathy and Anthony P. Volpe

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Frederick Abernathy and Anthony Volpe demonstrate the dual impact that technological innovations have had on retailing. Some innovations enable retailing by indirectly providing ... More


Global Logistics, Global Labor

Edna Bonacich and Gary G. Hamilton

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Edna Bonacich and Gary Hamilton explain the crucial role played by logistic providers in creating the supply chains of global retailers. Goods produced in Asia and elsewhere via ... More


Intangible Infrastructures and their Components

Gordon Boyce

in Resources and Infrastructures in the Maritime Economy, 1500-2000

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007329
eISBN:
9781786944726
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007329.003.0101
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This section explores the intangible infrastructures of maritime economies and the shipping industry through analysis of three separate components. The first sub-section explores the role of shipping ... More


Keeping Track

in A History of Trust in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226405094
eISBN:
9780226405117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226405117.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines whether households in ancient Greece used abstract systems to organize their economic activities. It considers the evidence for the limited use of systems of measurement and ... More


Flow, or Fixity in Motion: The Warehouse

Dara Orenstein

in Out of Stock: The Warehouse in the History of Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226662879
eISBN:
9780226663067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663067.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter provides a brief history of warehousing. First it distinguishes between the storehouse, a fixture of human settlements across history and geography, and the warehouse, proper, which in ... More


Free Shipping!

Dara Orenstein

in Out of Stock: The Warehouse in the History of Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226662879
eISBN:
9780226663067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663067.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This conclusion brings the narrative up to the present, tracing the continued enlargement of the foreign-trade zone system. And, relatedly, it takes stock of representations of the recent ... More


Introduction

Joshua Gans

in The Disruption Dilemma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034487
eISBN:
9780262333832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034487.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Disruption is a phenomenon whereby successful companies fail precisely because they are doing the things that made them successful in the first place (e.g., listening to customers, high innovation ... More


Breaking with the Past Ports 1918–1990

Alan G. Jamieson

in Ebb Tide in the British Maritime Industries: Change and Adaptation, 1918-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780859897280
eISBN:
9781781385081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897280.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

By the 1960s Britain's ports were not a link in an efficient transportation system but an obstacle to its proper functioning. The great expansion of British ports during the Victorian era had been ... More


A Century of Port Development, 1897 to 1997

Malcolm Tull

in A Community Enterprise: The History of the Port of Freemantle, 1897 to 1997

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128824
eISBN:
9781786944825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128824.003.0006
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter details the attempts to physically develop the port of Fremantle to keep up with the ever-evolving needs of the shipping industry. An Outer Harbour, following the half-decade old, solid ... More


Sailing Beyond Apartheid: The Social and Political Impact of Seafaring on Coloured South African Sailors

Henry Trotter

in Navigating African Maritime History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780986497315
eISBN:
9781786944535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497315.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This final chapter explores the opportunities available for Cape Town seafarers during the Apartheid era of 1948 to 1994. The purpose is to seek a better understanding of how modern seafaring can ... More


Coastal and Marine Geography

Norbert P. Psuty, Philip E. Steinberg, and Dawn J. Wright

in Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198233923
eISBN:
9780191917707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198233923.003.0032
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

The 1990s witnessed a significant increase in popular interest in the US regarding the geography of the world’s coastal and marine spaces. Factors motivating this renewed interest included growing ... More


The Shipping Market after World War II

Stig Tenold

in Tankers in Trouble: Norwegian Shipping and the Crisis of the 1970s and 1980s

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973893427
eISBN:
9781786944627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973893427.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter provides a history of the shipping market between the end of the Second World War and the beginning of the shipping crisis of 1973. It documents the major changes to shipping and ... More


The Waterfront Employers: Companies and Coordination Mechanisms

James Reveley

in Registering Interest: Waterfront Labour Relations in New Zealand, 1953 to 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007350
eISBN:
9781786944696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007350.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter considers the development of the companies that employed watersiders, and the difficulties and problems inherent in their dealings with the labour organisations that represented these ... More


Labour Relations in the Conventional Cargo Era

James Reveley

in Registering Interest: Waterfront Labour Relations in New Zealand, 1953 to 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007350
eISBN:
9781786944696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007350.003.0004
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter considers the labour relations during the conventional cargo era, twenty years before the introduction of the container industry. Reveley argues in depth that companies that hired ... More


Negotiating Technological Change

James Reveley

in Registering Interest: Waterfront Labour Relations in New Zealand, 1953 to 2000

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007350
eISBN:
9781786944696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007350.003.0005
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter details the introduction of containerism to the shipping industry and the tremendous effect of rapid technological change that it brought about within the industry and the running of ... More


A Concept and its Realisation

Frank Broeze

in The Globalisation of the Oceans: Containerisation from the 1950s to the Present

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007336
eISBN:
9781786944719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007336.003.0002
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter serves as a conceptual introduction to containerism. It follows a concise, linear route through the development of the industry, and discusses the relevant factors and technologies that ... More


A Business Model Innovation by an Incumbent Late Mover: Containerization in Maersk Line

Torben Pedersen and Henrik Sornn-Friese

in Business Model Innovation: The Organizational Dimension

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198701873
eISBN:
9780191771606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701873.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Strategy

This chapter studies the example of a business model innovation conducted by Maersk Line. The case unfolds Maersk Line’s development from being a minor player in global liner shipping in 1953, ... More


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