Ports, Cities, and Global Supply Chains

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James Jixian Wang
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2007 - Business & Economics - 278 pages
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Throughout this book, concepts of strategic management, supply chain management, port and transport economics and economic and transport geography are applied to offer an in-depth understanding of the processes underlying global supply chains and associated spatial and functional dynamics in port-cities.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Appropriate Concepts
11
Global Supply Chain Integration and Competitiveness of Port Terminals
27
1 Measures of terminal supply chain integration
33
The Terminalisation of Seaports
41
Reassessing Porthinterland Relationships in the Context
51
The Development of Global Container Transhipment Terminals
69
How to Make the
89
Conflicts and Opportunities
141
A Mctageography of PortCity Relationships
157
1 Most representative portcities
172
Chinese Portcities in Global Supply Chains
173
The Economic Performance of Seaport Regions
187
1 Portrelated industries
202
CORPORATE PERSPECTIVES ON THE INSERTION OF PORTS
203
Which Link In Which Chain? Inserting Durban into Global
221

selected Mediterranean container ports
93
Shipping Line Concentration
105
Northern Range in 2004
116
percentage terms
124
References
247
Index
271
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