This study was carried out to provide a factual and analytic basis for the development of government policy for the shipbuilding industry; it was not part of the study to recommend what that policy should be. The U.K. shipbuilding industry was examined in relationship to its importance to the economy and how it could contribute to the economy while operating in the highly competitive world market. The U.K. share of market sales has slipped in an expanding market. Primary blame for the poor showing was laid to poor management which has failed to use general management's skill to overcome insular attitudes and neglected internal management development. Some exceptions were noted. Craft training and technical skills appear strong but the planning functions tend to suffer from low status in the organizations and from top managements' negative attitudes. The Government financial aids have helped some yards through critical cash flow periods but have not alleviated the basic problems. However, government aid for modernization is essential if the industry is to improve its market share.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A report to the Department of Trade and Industry, United Kingdom.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Booz, Allen and Hamilton International BV

    245 Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Publication Date: 1973-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 262 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00046565
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Booz, Allen Applied Research Inc
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1974 12:00AM