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Business models for development of international maritime centre


Zhang, W and Lam, j and Li, KX, Business models for development of international maritime centre, Proceedings of the IAME 2013 Conference, 3-5 July 2013, Marseille, France, pp. 1-22. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Maritime centre is regarded as the clustering of various maritime sectors, with the ability to maximize the competitive advantages of the constituent maritime sectors in a country or city. As maritime centre is not a fixed or stable concept, our research firstly aims to find out the corresponding mechanisms for maritime centre evolution. The dynamic mechanisms are originated from diverse modes of regional economic development, in the perspectives of factors, such as economic status and trade pattern. More importantly, the study analyses the internal environment and aims to propose business models which are suitable for each mode of maritime centre development, namely the maritime production centre, maritime service centre and all-in-one maritime centre. Business models are formulated by policies and strategies as well as their mappings in order to achieve competitive advantages of the maritime centre. Empirical case studies will be presented for each mode of maritime centre. This paper takes a further step beyond the existing literature of maritime centre development. Instead of taking centre itself as a study object, the research analyses both the external economic society and internal environment of a maritime centre as a system. From external environment, the study analyses the regional economic mechanism and development modes that promote the dynamic maritime centres. In terms of internal environment, this study provides practical recommendations on how maritime centres should be developed. It also provides policy makers of maritime centres with a systematic plan and mapping, en route to higher value-add maritime centre.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Business Models, International Maritime Centre
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zhang, W (Dr Vera Zhang)
ID Code:115301
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2017-03-15
Last Modified:2018-01-15

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