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|Title: ||Revisiting the resource-based view on logistics performance in the shipping industry|
|Authors: ||Chung-Shang YANG|
|Keywords: ||Resource-based view|
Logistics service capabilities
|Issue Date: ||2018-12-07T01:52:30Z
|Publisher: ||International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (SSCI)|
|Abstract: ||Abstract: Purpose
The purpose of this paper is to evaluate empirically the impact of intrafirm resources, interfirm relationships, and logistics service capabilities on logistics performance (LP) in the context of container logistics.
Factor analysis was employed to identify the key intrafirm resources (i.e. tangible assets and intangible assets), interfirm relationships (i.e. communication (COM) and long-term relationships), logistics service capabilities (i.e. service efficiency, service reliability, service flexibility, and value-added service), and LP dimensions. Data were collected from a survey of container shipping service providers, and were analyzed by a structural equation model to test the research hypotheses.
The findings show that interfirm relationships and logistics service capabilities act as mediator variables between intrafirm resources and LP.
The results of this research support the application of the general theory on firm-level performance and the resource-based view (RBV) as a lens through which LP can be achieved via logistics service capabilities. In addition, the findings lend empirical support to the capability-building view, which asserts the importance of resource investment and relationship maintenance, and the development of distinctive capabilities to enhance performance.
Container logistics operators should not view their intrafirm resources (including logistics information technology and teamwork organizational culture) or interfirm relationships (including informal COM with key stakeholders and evergreen relationship with key stakeholders) separately; instead, a systems approach should be used.
This research updates the RBV theory by clearly indicating that the overall performance of shipping firms cannot be decided solely by the firm’s own resources. Interfirm relationships and logistics service capabilities are found to be powerful moderators which help shipping firms allocate their resources effectively and thus improve their LP.
|Relation: ||47(49) pp.884-905|
|Appears in Collections:||[航運管理學系] 期刊論文|
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