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Issues and paradoxes of the French maritime economy at the start of the 21st century

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  • Hubert BONIN

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Arguments about the dwindling French power became intense. They also involve the maritime (or “blue”) economy. Several activities are to be taken into account: Shipbuilding, fishing, harbour and logistics flows, shipping companies, and firms specialised in undersea digital connections foster a large field for the assessment of French competitiveness. The issue is to gauge the factors of weakness, but moreover the leverage forces contributing to resistance and even rebirth of the various poles of entrepreneurship and growth fuelled by the sea economy.

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  • Hubert BONIN, 2016. "Issues and paradoxes of the French maritime economy at the start of the 21st century," Cahiers du GREThA 2016-12, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
  • Handle: RePEc:grt:wpegrt:2016-12
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    Shipping; logistics; shipyards; harbour competitiveness; maritime flows;

    JEL classification:

    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General
    • N74 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Europe: 1913-
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General

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