Recruiting and Managing Labour for the Global Shipping Industry in China

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Abstract

China’s economy has experienced dramatic growth in the last 30 years and in relation to seafaring labour supply many expected that Chinese seafarers would eventually come to dominate the world seafarers’ labour market. In fact, although the number of Chinese seafarers in the international fleet has grown steadily since the 1990s, the increase has been slower than many international shipping industry commentators and academics predicted (BIMCO/ISF 1995; Li and Wonham 1999; Sharma 2002; Wu 2004; Wu et al. 2007; Zhao 2017).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe World of the Seafarer : Qualitative Accounts of Working in the Global Shipping Industry
EditorsVictor Oyaro Gekara, Helen Sampson
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2021
Pages23-35
Chapter3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-49824-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-49825-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesWMU Studies in Maritime Affairs
Volume9
ISSN2196-8772

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