• Toni Bielić University of Zadar
  • Dalibor Ivanišević University of Zadar
  • Ana Gundić University of Zadar
Keywords: safety


This paper analyse the participation - based model on board the ship as possibly optimal leadership model existing in the shipping industry with accent on decision - making process. In the paper authors have tried to define master’s behaviour model and management style identifying drawbacks and disadvantages of vertical, pyramidal organization with master on the top.

Paper describes efficiency of decision making within team organization and optimization of a ship’s organisation by introducing teamwork on board the ship. Three examples of the ship’s accidents are studied and evaluated through “Leader - participation” model. The model of participation based management as a model of the teamwork has been applied in studying the cause - and - effect of accidents with the critical review of the communication and managing the human resources on a ship. The results have showed that the cause of all three accidents is the autocratic behaviour of the leaders and lack of communication within teams.

Author Biographies

Toni Bielić, University of Zadar

Maritime Department

Chef of Dept.

Dalibor Ivanišević, University of Zadar

Maritime Department


Ana Gundić, University of Zadar

Maritime Department



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How to Cite
Bielić T, Ivanišević D, Gundić A. PARTICIPATION BASED MODEL OF SHIP CREW MANAGEMENT. Promet - Traffic & Transportation [Internet]. 31Oct.2014 [cited 18Sep.2018];26(5):437-43. Available from: