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Logistics global network connectivity and its determinants. A European City network analysis

Mina Akhavan, Hilda Ghiara, Ilaria Mariotti () and Cécile Sillig

Journal of Transport Geography, 2020, vol. 82, issue C

Abstract: The Globalization and World City Research Network classifies global cities according to their connectivity through advanced producer service activities. Recent studies have suggested there is scope to develop a new classification of cities based on advanced logistics services. Within this framework, the aim of this paper is twofold: (i) to develop an interlocking Logistics Global Network for advanced logistics in Europe and measure the Logistics Global Network Connectivity (LGNC) of the host cities; (ii) to explore the variables explaining each the cities' score on the LGNC. The aim is achieved by means of a mixed methodological approach based on Taylor's Interlocking Network Model and via econometric analysis through Ordinary Least Square regression (OLS).

Keywords: Advanced logistics service; Global cities; World City network; Logistics global network connectivity; Europe; Third-party logistics (3PL) (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.102624

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