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Risk management, corporate strategies and regulation: the case of the maritime industry

Marc Lassagne
Abstract : THE GOAL OF THIS DISSERTATION IS TO REINSTATE A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON RISK MANAGEMENT BY ANALYZING ITS LINKS WITH STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT. TO DO SO, WE USE A QUALITATIVE CASE STUDY ANALYSIS OF RISK REGULATION IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY, BASED ON A LONG PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION IN A CLASSIFICATION SOCIETY AND A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS WITH THE PRINCIPAL SHIPOWNERS IN FRANCE. GIVEN THE SENSITIVE NATURE OF THE SUBJECT, WE HAVE USED THE PROJECTIVE METHOD OF SCENARIOS IN THE INTERVIEWS TO CORROBORATE THE REMARKS OF THE INTERVIEWEES, AND HAVE TRIANGULATED OUR DATA THROUGH COMPLEMENTARY INTERVIEWS WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF OTHER ACTORS IN THE INDUSTRY. THUS, WE SHOW THAT REGULATION IS THE GENERAL REFERENTIAL FRAMEWORK FOR RISK-PREVENTION PRACTICES IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY, THAT THESE PRACTICES ARE UNDERVALUED BY THE MARKET, THAT THE STAKEHOLDERS IN THIS SECTOR HAVE IN THIS RESPECT AN AMBIGUOUS ROLE, AND THAT THE IDEA OF THE PROFESSION OF SHIPOWNING IS SEEN AS AN ESSENTIAL FACTOR FOR RISK MANAGEMENT DECISIONS. AS SUCH, RISK BECOMES A STRUCTURING CONCEPT IN THIS INDUSTRY, ONE THAT WE INTERPRET WITHIN A SYSTEM OF INTERSECTING DESIRES FOR LEGITIMACY CONFRONTING ONE ANOTHER. THIS PERSPECTIVE, COMBINED WITH OUR RESULTS AS TO THE IMPORTANCE OF REGULATION, ALLOWS US TO CONSIDER THE INDUSTRY ANEW, BY ANALYZING THE MANAGERIAL STAKES OF THE CURRENT EVOLUTION TOWARDS A REGULATORY REGIME THAT DOES NOT SOLELY RELY ON PRESCRIPTION, BUT WHICH INTRODUCES A GENUINE RISK-BASED APPROACH THANKS TO PERFORMANCE GOALS.
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Marc Lassagne. Risk management, corporate strategies and regulation: the case of the maritime industry. Humanities and Social Sciences. Arts et Métiers ParisTech, 2004. English. ⟨NNT : 2004ENAM0034⟩. ⟨pastel-00000983⟩

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