Networks, Mergers and Economy of Scale: Three Aspects of the Same Strategy
15 Pages Posted: 3 Jul 2001
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
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