16 April 2017

Call for papers: "Shipping and Port Economics and Policy In Memory of Richard Goss"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics.

Professor Richard Goss (1929-2017) published numerous works in the field of maritime economics, including the edited volumes, Studies in Maritime Economics (1968, Cambridge University Press) and Advances in Maritime Economics (1977, Cambridge University Press). Over the years, both his teaching and research output enriched the knowledge and learning of numerous students within the maritime arena and his advice played an important role in shaping UK government policy on shipping and ports. In celebration of the life and work of Professor Richard O. Goss and in recognition of his pivotal role in the development of the field of maritime economics, submissions are invited to this special issue on, focussing on an important area of interest to which this prestigious maritime economist made his most significant contributions.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Retrospect of economic policies and seaport
  • Ship investment technique with a modular approach
  • Overview of ships' costs
  • Flags of convenience and flag discrimination
  • Measurement of productivity in shipping
  • Port governance: The public and private sectors in ports
  • Port development and subsidization: Anglo-Saxon, European Continental Doctrine, and Asian Port Doctrine
  • Overview of shipping policy development
  • Seafarer's role in a capital intensive shipping industry
  • Past, present and future of maritime economics

Important Dates

Submission of abstracts (by email): 15 July, 2017
Notification of acceptance of abstracts: 15 August, 2017
Manuscripts due by (online): 15 December, 2017
Notification to authors: 15 March, 2018
Revised full papers due by: 15 May, 2018
Final versions due by: 1 July, 2018

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