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Restructuring in the Liner Shipping Industry: A Case Study in Evolution

By Mary R. Brooks

Abstract

Like many other industries, the global container shipping industry has been undergoing a period of restructuring and consolidation in the 1990s, reflected in both merger and acquisition activity and in the formation of global alliances. Following a description of this decade of industry change, this paper explores the literature on growth alternatives, the specific case of the Sea-Land and Maersk relationship, and presents a framework to explain the managerial decisions behind the final merger decision

Year: 2000
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