What factors impact logistics cluster benefits for firms?

Hallock, S 2017, 'What factors impact logistics cluster benefits for firms?', in Proceedings of the Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATF 2017), Auckland, New Zealand, 27 - 29 November 2017, pp. 1-26.


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Collection: Conference Papers

Title What factors impact logistics cluster benefits for firms?
Author(s) Hallock, S
Year 2017
Conference name ATF 2017
Conference location Auckland, New Zealand
Conference dates 27 - 29 November 2017
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Australasian Transport Research Forum (ATF 2017)
Publisher Australasian Transport Research Forum Incorporated
Place of publication Australia
Start page 1
End page 26
Total pages 26
Abstract The aim of this paper is, to develop a literature based conceptual framework to support subsequent research. A literature search has explored the relationship between logistics cluster benefits (LCB) and proximity, supply chain integration (SCI), provision of value added logistics services (VALS) and logistics investment (LI), on firms in a cluster. These factors have been identified as enablers of logistics cluster benefits. LCB in turn generate efficiencies in the firm's logistics performance. However the literature does not identify how enablers of LCB can be quantified nor have the impact of LCB on a firm's logistics performance been understood. Therefore this research addresses problems identified in the literature and generates a research question of, "what form of benefits influence a firm's decision to locate in a logistics cluster? Sub questions: How do SCI strategies influence LCB? How does proximity influence LCB? How do value added logistics services (VALS) influence LCB?" How does logistics infrastructure investment influence LCB? The conceptual framework will enable evaluation whether LCB are influenced by; SCI, proximity and VALS logistics infrastructure investment and that LCB can be empirically validated.
Subjects Economic Development Policy
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Keyword(s) Logistics clusters
firm's logistic performance
VALS
SCI
proximity
infrastructure
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