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An evaluation of logistics policy enablers between Taiwan and the UK

Chang, CH and Lai, PL (2017) An evaluation of logistics policy enablers between Taiwan and the UK. Maritime Business Review, 2 (1). pp. 2-20. ISSN 2397-3757

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Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to empirically identify crucial international logistics policy enablers and to examine their impacts on logistics performance using survey data collected from 169 responding firms in Taiwan and 109 responding firms in the UK including logistics companies, freight forwarders, shipping companies, agencies and airline companies.
Design/methodology/approach: A multiple regression analysis is used as a method to empirically validate the research model.
Findings: Results indicate the five most important logistics policy enablers according to Taiwanese logistics firms are information technology system, inland transport linkage, simplifying the customs clearance procedures, ports and maritime transport and having a policy to ensure efficient service operation and multiplicity of services. In contrast, for the UK logistics firms, the five most important logistics policy enablers are telecommunications, information technology system, avoidance of unnecessary regulation, inland transport linkage and ports and maritime transport. Results also indicate that logistics policy dimensions in terms of regulation, integration, infrastructure and logistics education have a positive influence on firms’ logistics service quality and efficiency.
Originality/value: Theoretical and policy implications from the research findings on logistics policy between these two countries are discussed in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Maritime and Mechanical Engineering
Publisher: Emerald
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 09:47
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 12:26
DOI or Identification number: 10.1108/MABR-09-2016-0018
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9212

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