Networks, Mergers and Economy of Scale: Three Aspects of the Same Strategy

15 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2001

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Alga D. Foschi

University of Pisa - Department of Economics

Dionisia Cazzaniga Francesetti

University of Pisa - Department of Economics

Abstract

Networks, mergers and economies of scale, three aspects of the same strategy, which concerns the thrust towards oligopolistic concentration by Liner Shipping Companies engaged in the maritime container transport. Correlated with this process, attention has focused on evolution in transport systems strategy from "port to port" to "port to door" systems. These tendencies must be investigated within the context of hub and spokes systems.

Keywords: Networks, mergers, economies of scale, maritime container transport, "port to door" systems

JEL Classification: L92, L13, R49

Suggested Citation

Foschi, Alga D. and Cazzaniga Francesetti, Dionisia, Networks, Mergers and Economy of Scale: Three Aspects of the Same Strategy. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=275154 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.275154

Alga D. Foschi (Contact Author)

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Dionisia Cazzaniga Francesetti

University of Pisa - Department of Economics ( email )

via Ridolfi 10
I-56100 Pisa, PI 56100
Italy

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