Postmodern Maritime Human Resources Management – Amending the Maritime Labor Convention with Gender Requirements


  • Cristina Dragomir Constanta Maritime University



women seafarers, labor, ILO, IMO, shipping, maritime transport.


Postmodernism changes in the organizational behavior contribute to improving maritime sector, strongly affected by gender bias. In this paper is presented a study on the effects of intergovernmental external requirements, namely the Maritime Labor Convention (MLC), on human resource practices. The paper contains arguments for updating legal instruments and norms on maritime labor, with postmodern gender requirements. There are identified concrete steps needed for amending MLC with requirements necessary for improving the work of seafarer women. The results of the study are useful to establish further effective strategies on recruitment, retention of seafarers and on providing equal career opportunities for women seafarers. Beside a strategy for career attraction and development for women seafarers, updating MLC normative with gender requirements represent also an effective solution for women empowerment.

Author Biography

Cristina Dragomir, Constanta Maritime University

Management in Transports department


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How to Cite

Dragomir, C. (2019). Postmodern Maritime Human Resources Management – Amending the Maritime Labor Convention with Gender Requirements. Postmodern Openings, 10(1), 21-35.



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