THE UNITED STATES SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRY: STRUCTURE, CONDUCT, PERFORMANCE

Structure, conduct and performance are important elements in the economic analysis of an industry. This thesis identifies and discusses the sub-elements of structure, conduct and performance of the U.S. shipbuilding and repair industry and how these sub-elements interact. A brief history of the industry to the Merchant Marine Act of 1970 is presented. Structure subelements are comprised of concentration, production methods, labor, governmental influences, barriers to entry, demand for U.S. Navy and merchant vessels and financing methods. Conduct sub-elements consist of public policies, labor utilization, financing behavior, claims, competition, research and development and conglomerate behavior.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  United States  93943
  • Authors:
    • Ward, J W
    • Garcia, L E
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 165 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126037
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MS Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM