Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

Shipping Strategy
Innovating for Success

£72.99

  • Date Published: July 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521761499

£ 72.99
Hardback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • The shipping industry has an impact on each and every one of us every day. Ships transport the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the materials used to build our homes, and the fuel that heats them. Yet traditional shipping companies - ones that combine various aspects of shipping under one organizational roof - are on the decline. They are gradually being replaced by new, more specialized companies with more strategic clarity and managerial focus. In Shipping Strategy Peter Lorange draws on his extensive experience in the shipping industry to show how companies can adapt to the fast-moving and volatile world of maritime business by devising strategies for future success, including specialization and innovation.

    • Identifies the critical success factors in this rapidly-evolving sector
    • Unique insight into every dimension of the shipping industry
    • Bridges the gap between academic analysis and practical management
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'Shipping Strategy draws upon Peter Lorange's unique experience as an innovator in the worlds of academia and shipping. He has been a successful ship-owner as well as President of IMD, the leading European business school for executive development. Dr Lorange is a globalist and shipping is the most global industry of all. He communicates in a very concrete and practical manner about how the complexities of a global business environment can be turned into a platform for success through the development of focused strategies that enable simplification and scalability through specialization. Strategic clarity enables identification and control of the critical success factors across the full range of strategic options. It enables successful execution in a very dynamic business environment. The combination of creativity, courage, discipline, professionalism and stamina that characterize the innovators and entrepreneurs in shipping is highlighted by Dr Lorange who has unique knowledge from personal interaction with so many of the strong personalities in the industry.' Paul L. Eckbo, Chairman and CEO of the Marsoft Group

    'Peter Lorange's deep insight into both the practical and theoretical aspects of the shipping industry makes this book a highly recommended read for shipping company executives.' Kristian Jebsen, Chairman and CEO of Gearbulk Holding Limited

    'The economic downturn means that ship-owning companies and related maritime firms must re-evaluate their corporate strategies in order to survive. Peter Lorange's latest book will be a valuable aid in this process.' Hank Marcus, Professor of Marine Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    See more reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521761499
    • length: 294 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 11 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of exhibits
    Foreword
    Acknowledgements
    Part I. World Shipping: The Context:
    1. Drivers of change in the shipping industry
    2. Major shipping markets
    3. Shipping freight rates
    4. Shipping industry clusters
    Part II. Strategic Archetypes in Shipping:
    5. Specialized strategies
    6. Owning steel
    7. Using steel
    8. Operating steel
    9. Innovating around steel
    Part III. The Firm's Portfolio Strategy:
    10. Portfolio management
    11. Risk and revenue management
    Part IV. In Conclusion:
    12. Two unique issues in shipping - family and governance
    13. In the end … a question of management capabilities
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter Lorange, IMD, Lausanne
    Peter Lorange is the Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Professor of International Shipping at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He retired as President of IMD in 2008, is a former president of the Norwegian School of Management and, before this, was affiliated to the Wharton School, Pennsylvania. Professor Lorange is the former owner of a Norwegian shipping company and is also a board member of several shipping firms. He has written or edited 15 books and some 110 articles on the topics of global strategic management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship for growth. His most recent book is Thought Leadership Meets Business (Cambridge, 2008).

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×