Ο ρόλος του δημοσίου τομέα για την ανάπτυξη του συνόλου των ναυτιλιακών δραστηριοτήτων της χώρας
KeywordsΝαυτιλιακές δραστηριότητες ; Δημόσιος τομέας ; Αντιλήψεις εργαζομένων ; Χάραξη πολιτικής ; Shipping activities ; Public sector ; Employees' point of view ; Policy making
Greek shipping rules in the seas all over the world. Together with tourism are the major pillars Greek economy is based on. European shipping accounts for 43% of the international shipping whereas Greek shipping covers a 47% of the European one. In general, shipping industry activities support the economy either directly through taxation or indirectly through employment. Thus, an equivalent support towards shipping industry is expected from the Greek state. The goal of this study is the recording of the role of public sector in Greece concerning the development of Greek shipping industry. The objectives have to do with the assessment of the participants’ knowledge with respect to the role of public sector in relation with the overall activities of Greek shipping. Both the answers of the public sector employees and the ones of those working in shipping companies are compared with each other to reveal any differences and suggest possible ways of improvement. The results record the different opinions that exist among the people questioned about any additional taxes on shipping activities and the evaluation of the supplied services according to each participant's employer, sex, educational and financial level. The different perspectives that are presented in this study are useful for the evaluation of current situation and should be taken into consideration as they are an important tool for making conclusions and suggestions towards the development of shipping activities that are necessary for the country and their essential support by the state.