Author: Chen, Minjie
Title: Development of management competences in maritime enterprises : case illustration of ANL & IMC
Other Title: Development of management competences in maritime enterprises : case illustration of the Australian National Line & the International Maritime Carriers Ltd
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2009
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Shipping -- Management
Merchant marine -- Management
Department: Graduate School of Business
Pages: 85 leaves : ill. ; 31 cm.
Language: English
Abstract: Nowadays, more than 80 per cent of international trade by volume is via maritime transport which remains the backbone supporting international trade and globalization (United Nations, 2008), and this activity will probably increase in the future with the continuous growth in the world population, the rising standard of living, increased globalization resulting in international groups of companies collaborating and merging, greater product specialization, and the depletion of local resources (Christiansen, Fagerholt, Ronen 2004). Containerization also enables shipping valuable items such as computer accessories to be transported in containership or with inter-modal method. It is interesting to study the career paths of managers in maritime enterprises, and how they develop and strengthen their management competences, so as to serve as an example for fresh graduates and other people who want to become successful in their career. In this research, ANL & IMC were chosen for case studies to illustrate the development of management competences in maritime enterprises since they represent liner and tramp shipping industries, respectively. As for ANL, mangers thought team leadership was the most important in a way to maximize staff satisfaction and their sense of belonging. Positive thinking, integrity, self-awareness, flexibility, adaptability, and academic background are also highly valued. Education on human resources may be useful, but there's no shortcut to the development of management skills, and we have to learn from experience. But professional skills are not highly regarded of, because she thinks after staying in the industry for a certain period, the person will naturally acquire maritime industry know-how. It's worth to mention that the building up and development of company culture involve community development, consolidation and value adoption. Shipping and related business is full of risk. Safety and environmental protection are other two key liability areas. Unfortunately, the difficulty is that IMC has not found a suitable model for company culture building, risk management, in-depth level skill training due to lack of systematic framework and arrangement.
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