Towards the development of a holistic planning framework for a Logistics City-Cluster: a multinational modified Delphi study
Sengpiehl, Carsten (2010) Towards the development of a holistic planning framework for a Logistics City-Cluster: a multinational modified Delphi study. PhD thesis, Victoria University.
Macroeconomic competition between regions and countries has intensified dramatically in recent years, and as a result, selection of a favourable location and organisation of a logistics node plays an important role in determining a region’s ability to participate in emergent globalisation opportunities. Global connectivity of an area and its related industries, together with their ability to retain and further develop a ‘competitive advantage’, requires a significant review of the way in which a region interfaces with the rest of the world. The Logistics City-Cluster concept, which is one of the latest manifestations of a logistics node, is believed to be a suitable strategy to address these changes. However, whilst the Logistics City-Cluster is accepted by industry as a viable and unique concept, the nature of composition, characteristics and impact is still fragmented and very limited. The continued growth of this new strategy has made it imperative to develop a coherent knowledge base, ensuring future orderly development. Hence, this research was twofold: first, it sought to contribute to the theoretical knowledge of the common enabling elements of a Logistics City-Cluster and of their core influential factors; and secondly to explore the underlying assumptions that sustainable regional growth can be provided by such a concept.
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD thesis)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||logistics nodes, Western Metropolitan Region, Melbourne, Victoria, cluster theory|
|Subjects:||FOR Classification > 1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ILSCM)
|Depositing User:||Ms Lyn Wade|
|Date Deposited:||08 Aug 2012 05:33|
|Last Modified:||23 May 2013 16:59|
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