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Conference Paper: The role of geographic specificity of logistics for e-commerce companies' Inter-firm integration: A case study of Alibaba

TitleThe role of geographic specificity of logistics for e-commerce companies' Inter-firm integration: A case study of Alibaba
Authors
KeywordsE-commerce
Inter-firm integration
Specificity
Logistics
Issue Date2015
Citation
Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015: Urban Transport Analytics, 2015, p. 485-491 How to Cite?
AbstractInter-firm integration is becoming prevalent in current e-commerce and logistics industry. However, less is known about the underlying role of geography in these inter-firm integration cases. Grounding transaction cost framework on the geography of logistics, this paper attempts to contextually examine the geographic specificity of logistics for e-commerce with a qualitative case study of Alibaba, China. Empirical results show that logistics specificity for e-commerce is embedded in logistics network and related geographic knowledge to organize physical logistics. The multi-scale characteristics of logistics specificity are unfolded across the space and time dimension. The changing logistics specificity shows the evolution of e-commerce.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231033

 

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dc.contributor.authorXiao, Zuopeng-
dc.contributor.authorWang, James J.-
dc.contributor.authorLenzer, James H.-
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-01T06:07:26Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-01T06:07:26Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015: Urban Transport Analytics, 2015, p. 485-491-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/231033-
dc.description.abstractInter-firm integration is becoming prevalent in current e-commerce and logistics industry. However, less is known about the underlying role of geography in these inter-firm integration cases. Grounding transaction cost framework on the geography of logistics, this paper attempts to contextually examine the geographic specificity of logistics for e-commerce with a qualitative case study of Alibaba, China. Empirical results show that logistics specificity for e-commerce is embedded in logistics network and related geographic knowledge to organize physical logistics. The multi-scale characteristics of logistics specificity are unfolded across the space and time dimension. The changing logistics specificity shows the evolution of e-commerce.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2015: Urban Transport Analytics-
dc.subjectE-commerce-
dc.subjectInter-firm integration-
dc.subjectSpecificity-
dc.subjectLogistics-
dc.titleThe role of geographic specificity of logistics for e-commerce companies' Inter-firm integration: A case study of Alibaba-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
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