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Investigating the strategies for Australian regional ports' involvement in regional development


Sakalayen, QMH and Chen, PS-L and Cahoon, S, Investigating the strategies for Australian regional ports' involvement in regional development, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 8, (2) pp. 153-174. ISSN 1756-6517 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1504/IJSTL.2016.075012


The growth of regional ports (in sub-national context) and their host regions is conditional upon one another. A regional port requires a vision for growing its business as well as its region. To achieve this goal, it is essential for regional ports to initiate effective strategies. This paper explores the pertinent factors and strategic initiatives for effective involvement of Australian regional ports in regional development through a questionnaire survey to Australian regional port stakeholders. Using exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, this study suggests that Australian regional ports undertake multiple strategies when involved in regional development, including collaboration to create supply chain efficiency, collaboration with regional organisations for regional growth, playing a proactive role in the regional innovation system, and being pro-active for portís environmental and social responsibility.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:regional ports, regional development, collaboration, port sustainability, regional innovation system, RIS
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:Port infrastructure and management
UTAS Author:Sakalayen, QMH (Dr Quazi Sakalayen)
UTAS Author:Chen, PS-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Associate Professor Stephen Cahoon)
ID Code:104941
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2015-11-27
Last Modified:2019-09-18

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