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Preparing maritime professionals for their future roles in a digitalized era: bridging the blockchain skills gap in maritime education and training


Nasaruddin, MM and Emad, GR, Preparing maritime professionals for their future roles in a digitalized era: bridging the blockchain skills gap in maritime education and training, Proceedings of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Conference, 30 October-1 November 2019, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 87-97. ISSN 2706-6762 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Blockchain technology has made headway into the global maritime industry. Touted as a disruptive technology, blockchains have the potential to drastically change business models leading to risks of job displacements given obsolete skills and talent for blockchain adoption. Our research shows that the global maritime industry is facing challenges with the leap in blockchain development and implementation, thus emphasizing the increasing need for appropriate qualification and upskilling through revamped MET regimes. Implications of digitalization on conventional MET is mostly preliminary in academic research, especially with regard to the blockchain phenomena. For this purpose, this paper aims to shed light on the implications of blockchain disruption in the maritime industry accelerating required changes in conventional MET approaches - mainly utilizing a case study methodology alongside semi-structured in-depth interviews as key elements of this exploratory qualitative research study. Our findings show the transformative potential of blockchains in the maritime landscape alongside technical barriers indicating complexities inherent with adoption. Lastly, we propose an infographic design framework to facilitate changes in MET methodologies among higher education institutions.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:block chain, maritime education and training, shipping, seafaring, supply chain mangement, skill gap
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
UTAS Author:Nasaruddin, MM (Ms Michelle Nasaruddin)
UTAS Author:Emad, GR (Dr Reza Emad)
ID Code:136309
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Seafaring
Deposited On:2019-12-13
Last Modified:2020-01-30
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