The role of sustainable development in maritime technical management.
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The Technical Superintendent position in technical management team is the link between sea staff and office. As a middleman, he faces pressure from different directions, resulting in conflicting goals. To decide according to sustainable development principles, he must be able to handle complex decisions. The theoretical model Framework for Sustainable Development is the framework for this research, that aims to find how Technical Superintendent handle conflicting goals regarding Sustainable Development basic principles. The method used is qualitative based on case study research. The results showed technical superintendent in the current approach is mainly a problem solver and his decisions, when handling conflicting goals, reflect his basic principles that have a direct influence on sea staff. Therefore, this study suggests, as a contribution to field of Technical Management, a model on how TS can influence his organization towards sustainable development principles.