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The Future of the Chilean Shipbuilding and Docking Company - ASMAR: A Strategic Management Model Analysis

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This study describes and defines five different management models applied to major naval or government shipyards. The study also addresses the importance of the shipyard industry to the national interest of a nation. The study analyzes the shipyard industries of the North Hemisphere in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, and Spain and in the Southern Hemisphere of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Chile. Although the study concludes that the shipyard industry in the world is in crisis, it also shows that each country has unique problems, which require unique solutions depending on the country or region. The study includes a summary of the political environment and economic trends of each country. The shipyard industry is a highly competitive market. For the North Hemisphere countries, the solution has been management model changes and cooperative work among the shipyards. For South American countries the solution is unique to each nation. In these nations the solution consists primarily of government actions establishing new maritime policy. These policies result usually in management model changes. The study also examines the managerial evolution of some major naval shipyards as a way to capitalize on this experience in the light of the South American defense development trends and the realities of Chilean defense. At the present time Chile does not have an explicit defense policy. The study concludes with the recommendation that the most appropriate management model for the future of ASMAR Shipbuilding and Docking Company is the Government Owned, Navy Managed Model. This assumes, of course, the current defense norms.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Marine Engineering

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