1st Edition

Maritime Business and Economics
Asian Perspectives





ISBN 9781138400368
Published December 7, 2018 by Routledge
272 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Asian shipping entrepreneurship relies on strong ties between private entities and public institutions (i.e. governments). This book examines the growth and sustainability of the Asian maritime world through the lens of the Asian cultural code, its social and institutional economics as well as its unique way of public governance. The book addresses the economics of maritime industry in a broader stroke to include ship owning, shipbuilding, port operation and its links and collaborations to other industries from a refreshing perspective.

The book also examines major maritime nations of Asia in three dimensions: history, strategy (also policy) and the current state of the maritime industry. The relationship between Asian shipping giants and public institutions is also explored, along with the recent developments and challenges of the regional maritime industry in the era of a marine tech boom, upsizing tonnage and environmental debates. Its comprehensive overview of and unique approach to the subject makes the book a valuable reference to anyone interested in the topic.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction (Okan Duru)

Part I: Japan

2. History of the Japanese Maritime Industry (Takuma Matsuda and Masato Shinohara)

3. Shipping Business Strategies in the Japanese Maritime Industry (Masato Shinohara, Setsuo Nomura, Hiroko Suzuki and Takuma Matsuda)

4. Contemporary Issues and Challenges of the Japanese Maritime Industry (Masato Shinohara, Setsuo Nomura, Seijiro Morimoto, Hideyuki Nakamura and Takuma Matsuda)

Part II: South Korea

5. History of the Maritime Industry in South Korea (Sung-Woo Lee and Hwa Young Kim)

6. Shipping Business Strategies in the Korean Maritime Industry (Hwa Young Kim and Sung-Woo Lee)

7. Contemporary Issues and Challenges of the Korean Maritime Industry (Sung-Woo Lee)

Part III: China, the People’s Republic of (PRC)

8. History of the Shipping Business in China (Dong Yang, Qing Liu, Liping Jiang, Wei Zhang and Wenrong Chu)

9. Shipping Business Strategies and National Policy of China (Dong Yang, Qing Liu, Liping Jiang, Wei Zhang and Wenrong Chu)

10. Contemporary Issues and Current Challenges: A Way Ahead (Dong Yang, Qing Liu, Liping Jiang, Wei Zhang and Wenrong Chu)

Part IV: Taiwan, the Republic of China (ROC)

11. History of the Maritime Industry in Taiwan (Chi-Chang Lin and Chin-Shan Lu)

12. Shipping Business Strategies in the Taiwanese Maritime Industry (Ching-Chiao Yang and Chin-Shan Lu)

13. Contemporary Issues and Challenges of the Taiwanese Maritime Industry (Po-Hsing Tseng and Chin-Shan Lu)

Part V: Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

14. History of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry before World War II (Chi-Pang Lau)

15. Shipping Business Strategies and Development of the Hong Kong Maritime Industry (Chi-Pang Lau)

16. Further Development of Hong Kong’s Port and Maritime Services (Tsz Leung Yip)

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Biography

Okan Duru is Assistant Professor of Maritime Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His major research interests are maritime economics, computational intelligence for shipping economics, economic pluralism, maritime policies, shipping investment and finance. He received his PhD, on the Longterm Econometric Analysis of Dry Bulk Shipping, at the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University. He has published in various journals and conference proceedings, in addition to reviewing and editing papers.

Reviews

'Okan Duru has compiled another timely book. As maritime businesses shift from North to South, from West to East, and from concentrated in a few countries to distributed over many countries, an "Asian Perspective" of maritime economics and business should today actually be the default perspective. With his usual insightful historical considerations, adding some grain of behavioural economics, Okan has put together a valuable collection of papers from – you may be surprised – exclusively Asian authors. Congratulations.' — Jan Hoffmann, Chief, Trade Logistics Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD