The maritime car carrier industry has been entirely neglected by social scientists. This book examines globalization changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents.
EROL KAHVECI is a Senior Research Associate at Seafarers International Research Centre, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK. His research focuses on globalization, comparative political economy, condition of labour in mining, shipping and child labour. His books include Work and Occupation in Modern Turkey (with Theo Nichols and Nadir Sugur) and The Global Seafarer (with Tony Alderton and others).
THEO NICHOLS is Distinguished Research Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK. He has written widely in the general field of Economic Sociology, including ownership and control, management and management ideology, class consciousness, productivity and industrial injuries. His two most recent books, Global Management and Local Labour (with Nadir Sugur) and Labour in a Global World (with Surhan Cam) were published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2004 and 2005.