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dc.creatorHenderson, Samuel R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-15T00:14:19Zen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T21:37:07Z
dc.date.available2010-07-15T00:14:19Zen_US
dc.date.available2010-07-23T21:37:07Z
dc.date.created2009-05en_US
dc.date.issued2010-07-14en_US
dc.date.submittedMay 2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2009-05-839en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research is to explore the factors that affect the strategic decision to use or not use pools and conferences within the European Union (“EU”) maritime industry. The following research questions will be explored: What were the differences pre EU and post EU harmonization of pooling regulations? Further, what part do country characteristics play? The importance of this research is to understand the conditions for the selection of strategic choices in the maritime industry. In October 2008, the Exemption Block, created by regulation 4056-86, was repealed. The landscape of the pre-exemption (pre-1986) EU shipping industry changed after the exemption, allowing anti-competitive techniques to be used. In theory this was to help stabilize the shipping markets by reducing fluctuation in freight rates. It is the hypothesis that a similar landscape of competition will develop after the repeal of the pooling exemption, to the pre-1986 landscape forms of competition. The objective of this research is to test the hypothesis using Dun and Bradstreet Exporters’ Encyclopedia archival data, financial records of major shipping companies, and direct data from companies using pooling techniques. Using linear regression, these data will be analyzed using SAS software. This research relates directly to strategic management issues students will face within the shipping industry and will have a positive impact on our future decision making abilities relating to the maritime industry.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.subjectMaritimeen_US
dc.subjectPoolingen_US
dc.subjectConferencesen_US
dc.subjectShippingen_US
dc.titleFactors Affecting Strategic Choices of the European Union Maritime Shipping Industry: Pre and Post European Union Anti-Trust Exemptionen_US
thesis.degree.departmentMaritime Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMaritime Administrationen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelThesisen_US
dc.type.genrethesisen_US
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