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Abstract

The world dredging industry is faced with serious structural problems. It has an overcapacity of close to 50%, with little chance that the market will improve in the near future. Fierce competition between the largest companies (Dutch and Belgians) has placed a strong downward pressure on prices. Within this context Boskalis must determine its strategic options. An industry wide scrapping programme seems the only solution, but the cooperation of all parties is difficult to secure. The case is a good example of a prisoner''s dilemma. It can be used for classes on industry analysis and strategy formulation.
Industry:
Size:
100 million turnover
Other setting(s):
1987

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Abstract

The world dredging industry is faced with serious structural problems. It has an overcapacity of close to 50%, with little chance that the market will improve in the near future. Fierce competition between the largest companies (Dutch and Belgians) has placed a strong downward pressure on prices. Within this context Boskalis must determine its strategic options. An industry wide scrapping programme seems the only solution, but the cooperation of all parties is difficult to secure. The case is a good example of a prisoner''s dilemma. It can be used for classes on industry analysis and strategy formulation.

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Industry:
Size:
100 million turnover
Other setting(s):
1987

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