GeoJournal (2007) 70:213226 DOI 10.1007/s10708-008-9133-0 Logistic world in globular supply chains: an empirical test of energising transaction-cost speculation Evert-Jan Visser promulgated online: 4 April 2008 Ã" The Author(s) 2008 Abstract Upgrading logistical services in the consideration of international supply chains is not a flat process. Upgrading may require the ontogeny of co-operative relationships, or coalescences, involving full-size logistic service ?rms and their customers: multinational enterprises. Both sides may be defiant and/or unable to engage in upgrading strategies in an alliance context. Fourth-party logistics is an example of a logistic product innovation entailing research-based advice as well as the design and implementation of new-fashioned supply-chain solutions. It has the authorisation of stimulating spatial shift in world(a) doing networks and regional distri thation systems (Visser and Lambooy, Geographisches Zeitschrift 92(hef t 1+2):520, 2005). Using high-voltage transaction-cost theory (Nooteboom, Learning and innovation in organisations and economies, 2000), this paper theoretically speci?es and empirically measures three risks associated with the festering of fourth-party logistics: dependance, unwanted spillovers, and conservatism.
Case-study intellect reveals Electronic adjunct material The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s10708-008-9133-0) contains supplemental material, which is available to authorized users. E.-J. Visser (&) Section of Economic Geography, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, Heidelbe rglaan 2, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands e! -mail: email@example.com that dynamic transaction-cost theory partially explains the slow development of new logistic services in an alliance setting. any(prenominal) aspects of conservatism are found to be relevant, along with risks of dependence collectible to speci?c investments in human resources and information systems. Other, not predicted but important factors, however, are the lack of...If you want to subscribe a full essay, order it on our website: OrderCustomPaper.com
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