Innovation strategies in shipbuilding: the shipbuilding cycle perspective

Marina B. Solesvik


This paper investigates the innovation strategies of shipbuilding firms. The paper aims to understand the application of different innovation strategies adopted by firms in the shipbuilding industry related to the phase of the shipbuilding cycle. This is a conceptual paper aiming to summarize existing research in green shipbuilding, innovation and shipbuilding cycles. The paper also intends to shed new research avenues related to green innovation in the maritime sector. Issues relating to the aims of innovation development; environmental entrepreneurship, governmental support and how collaborative strategies were related to the phase of the shipbuilding cycle were explored. Implications for further research, practitioners, and policy-makers are provided.

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shipbuilding; the shipbuilding cycle theory; innovation; green shipbuilding

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