The Economical Emigration Aspect of East and Central European Seafarers: Motivation for Employment in Foreign Fleet

East and Central Europe countries practically experience advantages and disadvantages of seafarers' employment in foreign shipping companies. There is a need to investigate this phenomenon in the aspect of economical emigration. The shortage of marine officers worldwide exaggerates the shortage of seafarers in the mentioned region because of the economical emigration of national seafarers to a foreign fleet, which provides more favorable conditions. These facts encouraged investigating several questions using a case study method in one country (Lithuania), which social-economic conditions are similar to other countries of the region: What shipping companies (national or foreign) do marine officers give priority to be employed to? What is the motivation of such a decision? What personal characteristics mostly determine this decision? The study results show very strong seafarers' attitude towards economical emigration and reveal the reasons of this phenomenon and relations with the personal characteristics of marine officers.


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  • Accession Number: 01499357
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 2013 4:15PM