The Other Car Workers: Work, Organisation and Technology in the Maritime Car Carrier Industry

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This book is about an industry that has been entirely neglected by social scientists - the maritime car carrier industry. This industry is already globalized, probably more than any other with the possible exception of finance, which attracts a great deal more attention. The book examines the maritime car carrier industry in respect to changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship ...

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Overview

This book is about an industry that has been entirely neglected by social scientists - the maritime car carrier industry. This industry is already globalized, probably more than any other with the possible exception of finance, which attracts a great deal more attention. The book examines the maritime car carrier industry in respect to changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403941916
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 9/19/2006
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

EROL KAHVECI is a Senior Research Associate at Seafarers International Research Centre and THEO NICHOLS is Distinguished Research Professor, both in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond the Assembly Line
• PART ONE: THE STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS OF A GLOBALISED INDUSTRY
• Globalisation and De-Regulation of the Maritime Industry: A General Review
• The Maritime Car Carrier Industry
• PART TWO: THE WORLD OF CAR CARRIER WORKER
• The World(s) of Car Carrier Crews
• Work and Working Conditions 1: The Division of Labour, Contracts, Hours and Wages
• Work and Working Conditions 2: Consultation, Compliance and Labour Control
• Work/Life Balance, Fatigue and Isolation from Family and Friends
• Trade Unionism
• Conclusion

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