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Impact of Logistics Capacity on Economic Sustainability of SMEs

Miloš Arsić (), Zoran Jovanović (), Radoljub Tomić (), Nena Tomović (), Siniša Arsić () and Ištvan Bodolo ()
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Miloš Arsić: Department for Transport Management, Faculty of Maritime Academic Studies, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Zoran Jovanović: Department for Transport Management, The College of Academic Studies “Dositej”, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Radoljub Tomić: Department for Transport Management, Faculty of Maritime Academic Studies, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Nena Tomović: Department for Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Management and Economics, University Privredna Akademija Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Siniša Arsić: Department for Management and Specialized Management Disciplines, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Ištvan Bodolo: Department for Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Management and Economics, University Privredna Akademija Novi Sad, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

Sustainability, 2020, vol. 12, issue 5, 1-1

Abstract: In this research paper, various impacts on economic sustainability of small and medium-sized companies are analyzed. This research determined a research gap, by defining a statistically significant difference in business performance between SMEs (small and medium sized businesses) with their own logistics capacities and those which decided to outsource capacities. Impacts of key business factors were measured by quantitative research by using linear regression, on a sample of 340 SMEs from Serbia. These factors are related to market aspects, SME position within a supply chain, but also to internal aspects of the company itself. Empirical research findings suggested that ownership of logistics capacity can have an impact on economic sustainability of SMEs, measured through solvency and profitability. Future research regarding this topic can be diversified through efforts of internationalization of SMEs, or through comparison with large companies in terms of impacts on economic sustainability.

Keywords: logistics capacity; business performance indicators; small and medium businesses (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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