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MOURA, Delmo Alves de  and  BOTTER, Rui Carlos. Analysis of competitiveness in Brazilian maritime industry: the associating critical success factors with their dimensions. Prod. [online]. 2011, vol.21, n.4, pp.594-609.  Epub Aug 12, 2011. ISSN 0103-6513.

This study examines the competitiveness of the Brazilian maritime industry segment focused on shipbuilding, ship repair, construction of platform / FPSO construction and boating, tourism, leisure and recreation. The study tries to define the critical factors of success in Brazil's maritime industry and draws associations among their respective dimensions. The Models of dimensions proposed by Slack (1993), and Bolwijn and Kumpe (1990) were used as parameters. Field surveys were performed in thirty-one Brazilian shipyards searching for associations among the critical factors of success with the dimensions defined in the literature and the stage of competitiveness of the Brazilian maritime industry was analyzed. Among the main conclusions is the fact that there are particular niches that make Brazil competitive and promote the domestic shipping industry's growth.

Keywords : Brazilian maritime industry; Competitiveness; Critical success factors.

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