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Globalisation strategies and business organisation of a network of logistics service providers

Globalisation strategies and business organisation of a network of logistics service providers This paper deals with the dynamics of internationalisation and globalisation of the freight‐forwarding and logistics service providers. A case study, based on E.ON, Stinnes, Schenker, BTL and other European and non‐European firms, is presented in order to illustrate the process. The organisation and strategies developed by the firms under study with the aim to expand their activities on European, transnational and global levels are presented. The information was gathered using the Internet as a research tool. Focus is placed on the organisational routes used by the firms in order to expand their activities outside of their home base, and on their business strategies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0960-0035
DOI
10.1108/09600030310471961
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Abstract

This paper deals with the dynamics of internationalisation and globalisation of the freight‐forwarding and logistics service providers. A case study, based on E.ON, Stinnes, Schenker, BTL and other European and non‐European firms, is presented in order to illustrate the process. The organisation and strategies developed by the firms under study with the aim to expand their activities on European, transnational and global levels are presented. The information was gathered using the Internet as a research tool. Focus is placed on the organisational routes used by the firms in order to expand their activities outside of their home base, and on their business strategies.

Journal

International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2003

Keywords: Globalization; Internationalization; Networks; Transport; Logistics

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