Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2012.689879
Title: Network effects in the East Asia container ports industry
Authors: Low, J.M.W.
Tang, L.C. 
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Source: Low, J.M.W., Tang, L.C. (2012-07). Network effects in the East Asia container ports industry. Maritime Policy and Management 39 (4) : 369-386. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/03088839.2012.689879
Abstract: This paper proposes an integrated set of 4Cs indices, namely, centrality index, competition index, congestion index and concentration index to examine network effects in the East Asia container port industry. Empirical analysis confirms that larger ports enjoy greater direct network effects related to economies of scale, whereas, smaller ports leverage on indirect network effects to widen their scopes of influence to attract vessel calls. Ports tend to engage in more competitive interactions with their counterparts within the same region, even though cooperative relationships among ports across regions are beneficial. In the light of the empirical results, the paper proceeds to explain some important managerial and policy implications. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Source Title: Maritime Policy and Management
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/63202
ISSN: 03088839
DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2012.689879
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