Title: The old man and the sea: a field study of change in the Greek fishing industry based on interviews with fishermen on the Island of Santorini

Authors: Sandra Pennewiss

Addresses: Moskauer Str. 46, Erfurt 99091, Germany

Abstract: When Hemingway wrote his probably most famous short story, he chose the character of an elderly fisherman for lyrical reasons. This account is written about the elderly, traditional fishermen because there are no young ones left to take over the way of their fathers. Fishing in Greece, like so many other traditional occupations, is undergoing a transition, as the young generation is ambitious and venturing into more lucrative or prestigious occupations.

Keywords: Greece; self-employed fishermen; social change; entrepreneurs; job creation; modernisation; Santorini; entrepreneurship; Greek fishing industry.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2004.005385

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2004 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.206 - 210

Published online: 29 Sep 2004 *

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