ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT OF AMERICAN SHIPBUILDING AND THE POTENTIAL FOR COMMERCIAL COMPETITIVENESS

The reasons for the lack of competitiveness in the US shipbuilding industry and the effects of the proposed government measures are discussed in economic terms in this paper. The differences between US and foreign shipbuilding costs are analyzed in a rational manner without subterfuge under clouds of real or imagined protection or subsidies offered. The conclusions are that US government involvement in encouragement or protection has a very high price and that the US shipbuilding industry may have a better chance of survival and revival with less or no government aid, protection, and involvement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Ship Production Symposium, Commercial Competitiveness for Small and Large North American Shipyards; 25-27 Jan 1995, Seattle, Washington, USA. Sponsored and publ by SNAME, USA. Pprs. Ppr 3 [3 p, 9 ref]
  • Authors:
    • Frankel, E G
  • Publication Date: 1995

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM