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Coopetitive networks, knowledge acquisition and maritime logistics value


Song, D-W and Lee, E-S, Coopetitive networks, knowledge acquisition and maritime logistics value, International Journal of Logistics, 15, (1) pp. 15-35. ISSN 1367-5567 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/13675567.2012.662949


Knowledge acquisition may help maritime operators to maximise maritime logistic value. The operators can acquire knowledge through being embedded in a coopetitive (viz. mixture of cooperation and competition) network. This paper aims to examine how effectively maritime logistics operators coordinate the inter-organisational coopetitive relationships in order to acquire knowledge. The paper also diagnoses the effectiveness of the acquired knowledge on the improvement of maritime logistics value. A theoretical framework is established to show the relationships among factors and is empirically examined through both an explorative interview method and a Delphi survey analysis. The findings show that (i) a high level of cooperation in a coopetitive network facilitates knowledge acquisition, (ii) competition in the network has, to some extent, promoted the positive impact of the cooperation on knowledge acquisition, and (iii) the acquired knowledge has a positive influence on the improvement of maritime logistics value.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:coopetitive network, knowledge acquisition, maritime logistics value
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Logistics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Port infrastructure and management
UTAS Author:Lee, E-S (Dr Eon-Seong Lee)
ID Code:78984
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:33
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2012-08-10
Last Modified:2014-10-09

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