Visby Maritime Symposium
International Merchant Shipping in the 21st century:
Social Science Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges
10 – 12 October 2018, Visby, Sweden
The last few decades have seen a breath taking number of technological breakthroughs. These may change the work that people do in profound and unexpected ways. However, while much attention has been devoted to technological developments, the implications of new technologies for those employed in the shipping industry, whether on shore or at sea, are not yet well understood.
Bringing together industry experts and scholars, the Visby Maritime Symposium provides a forum for presenting state-of-the-art research from across the social sciences and for discussing directions for future research to meet the challenges facing merchant shipping in a socially responsible way.
The Visby Maritime Symposium is organized by Dr Birgit Pauksztat (Uppsala University, Campus Gotland) and Dr. Mike Barnett (MLB Maritime Services). It will be hosted by the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University, and Uppsala University Campus Gotland.
More details, including Call-for-papers, programme, and contact information can be found at: http://www.fek.uu.se/research/visby-maritime-symposium/