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Competition in maritime transport networks


Nguyen, H-O, Competition in maritime transport networks, Proceedings of the Australian Conference of Economists (ACE) and Econometric Society Australasian Meeting (ESAM) Joint Meeting, 1-4 July 2014, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 1-18. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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The traditional view on port competition considers only the horizontal structure of this sector, in which interaction between ports can be explained by oligopolistic models. The current study examines interaction between ports in maritime transport networks with two types of strategic interaction, competition and coopetition coexisting. Although the analysis presented in the study refers to ports, its results are also applicable to other network sectors. A general mono-line chain structure is first considered to derive the basic properties of coopetition and then extended to incorporate competition and coopetition in different network structures. The paper shows how interaction between service providers in a transport/logistics network may be driven by the concurrence of both competition between its chains and coopetition within each chain. The policy and management implications are also discussed

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Port pricing; port network; competition; applied game theory; supply chain competition
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:Other transport
Objective Field:Other transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
ID Code:94495
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2014-09-10
Last Modified:2014-09-29

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