eCite Digital Repository

Competitive action and response in global marketplace: The drivers and consequences


Lee, E, Competitive action and response in global marketplace: The drivers and consequences, Journal of International Logistics and Trade, 11, (3) pp. 3-18. ISSN 1738-2122 (2013) [Refereed Article]

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2013 Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade

Official URL:


This study aims to develop a competitive dynamics model of container shipping liners, one which examines how inter-firm network embeddedness would af ect inter-firm rivalry such as the likelihood of a competitive action of a focal firm and the likelihood of its rivalsí response and how the inter-firm rivalry then has an influence on the market share of the focal firm. Structural and relational network embeddedness between a focal firm and its competitors would be investigated as drivers of the likelihood of the competitive action and response. The theoretical framework on the relationship between network embeddedness, inter-firm rivalry and market share in the liner shipping industry will be developed and relevant propositions are then suggested in relation to the model. This attempt may provide meaningful insights for managers and academic researchers into the key factors which affect the inter-firm rivalry between shipping liners and may also detail the impact of inter-firm rivalry on the focal firmís market share. This research would therefore contribute to the development of the competitive strategy of container shipping companies so as to help them strategically manage their rivalsí competitive behaviors and maximize their market share.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Shipping liners, Competitive Action and Response, Network Embeddedness
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 (Dr Eon-Seong Lee)
ID Code:89340
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2014-03-03
Last Modified:2014-08-06
Downloads:1 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page