The Maritime Labour Market - A Study of the Swedish Maritime Labour Market and the Competitive Situation for Swedish Maritime Officers
The transition towards a global maritime labour market has led to a reduction in the number of ships flying the Swedish flag, and with it a decreasing number of employment opportunities on the national maritime labour market. As a consequence, the competitive situation for Swedish maritime officers has therefore become of prime concern. The main purpose of the present study is to explore, and empirically asses, the factors affecting the competitive situation for Swedish maritime officers. Theoretical results indicate a trade-off between price and efficiency, where employment opportunities are set in the relationship between national and international regulatory frameworks. The empirical results indicate that while Swedish maritime officers hold a high degree of competence, their competitive situation on the international maritime labour market is threatened by an increased cost awareness and contingent upcoming legislation. Suitable conditions need to be realised, in order to support the competitiveness of Swedish maritime officers. Suggestions for an appropriate course of action are provided.
Msc in Logistics and Transport Management
maritime labour market
Swedish maritime labour market
Swedish maritime officers
Master Degree Project
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