The Spread of Social Inclusion in the Maritime Industry: A Social Study


social inclusion
structural equation modeling
partial least squares

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Sislian, L. and Jaegler, A. (2023) “The Spread of Social Inclusion in the Maritime Industry: A Social Study”, International Journal of Business Ethics and Governance, 6(1), pp. 38-57. doi: 10.51325/ijbeg.v6i1.120.


This paper presents a social study on the maritime port of Montreal investigating the spread of social inclusion in the maritime industry. We used both qualitative and quantitative methods, including structural equation modeling to answer the research questions. Our findings show that the spread of social inclusion was significant in the port in terms of workplace diversity and inclusion, the workplace environment, and the port’s responsibility toward society. These findings highlight specific factors that are currently being overlooked and thus require greater industry collaboration. The proposed framework also serves as a tool for a single maritime port to self-assess its current stage of sustainable development, with implications for future social-inclusion implementation strategies.


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