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An analysis of the current situation for Polish ferry operators in a transitional environment

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  • Kapsa, Elzbieta
  • Roe, Michael

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This paper begins with an analysis of the situation in Polish ferry shipping as it enters the new millennium and faces increasing tension caused by the extended process of transition. It goes on to present a SWOT analysis conducted amongst experts within the sector to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats that face the sector. This reveals the severity of problems that exist and which in particular are faced by the state operator Polferries. Discussion then follows of the proposed strategy for the industry from the Polish government before looking at the role of price in particular. Finally conclusions are drawn from the analysis.

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  • Kapsa, Elzbieta & Roe, Michael, 2006. "An analysis of the current situation for Polish ferry operators in a transitional environment," European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, ISTIEE, Institute for the Study of Transport within the European Economic Integration, issue 34, pages 1-20.
  • Handle: RePEc:sot:journl:y:2006:i:34:p:1-20
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    1. Stanley, John, 2006. "Franchising of Melbourne’s rail services: assessment after six years," European Transport \ Trasporti Europei, ISTIEE, Institute for the Study of Transport within the European Economic Integration, issue 33, pages 54-68.
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    Ferry; Shipping; Poland; Baltic; Transition;

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