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The role and value of collaboration in the logistics industry: an empirical study in Australia


Pateman, H and Cahoon, S and Chen, S-L, The role and value of collaboration in the logistics industry: an empirical study in Australia, Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 32, (1) pp. 33-40. ISSN 2092-5212 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2016 The Korean Association of Shipping and Logistics

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ajsl.2016.03.004


This paper explores the role and value of collaboration through telephone interviews with 32 senior managers in the Australian logistics industry. Key findings from this elite sample include collaboration being a significant strategy which has been successfully utilised to grow business over the past three years by the majority of the sample. Their strong commitment to collaboration as a strategy demonstrates its perceived value to their organisations. The interviewees anticipate that the number of collaborations will continue to grow in the industry over the next decade, indicating that managing collaboration's key enablers, such as business facilitation skills, is important to ongoing success. Reinforcing collaboration enablers may benefit organisations collaborating in Australian and Asian logistics systems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:collaboration, strategic drivers, Australian logistics industry
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Logistics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and productivity
Objective Field:Management
UTAS Author:Pateman, H (Dr Hilary Pateman)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Professor Stephen Cahoon)
UTAS Author:Chen, S-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
ID Code:110022
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2016-07-11
Last Modified:2018-03-15

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