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Article: Co-evolution between etailing and parcel express industry and its geographical imprints: The case of China

TitleCo-evolution between etailing and parcel express industry and its geographical imprints: The case of China
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Issue Date2015
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Journal of Transport Geography, 2015, Volume 46, p. 20–34 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study conceptualizes the relationship between etailing (e-retailing) and the parcel express industry (PEI) and analyzes their co-evolution in China. Four operational models of etailing are discussed in the context of their intertwining relations with different forms of parcel express services. This co-evolution generated compound outcomes because of the late start of PEI and the fast growth of online shopping in China. These four models coexist, with two standing out as major types that suggest future directions. Two major geographical imprints of this process are explained and conceptualized: (1) the zonal delivery strategy by supply-chain-based e-merchants, which is conceptualized into a choice model of order-fulfilling locations to strengthen timely delivery; and (2) the Baoyou strategy advocated by e-market-based retailers and their logistic support for a slower, low-cost market of larger geographical coverage compared to the first strategy. Both strategies demonstrate that co-evolution is not only a path-dependent process but is also associated with place-dependent institutions.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234864

 

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dc.contributor.authorWang, JJ-
dc.contributor.authorXIAO, Z-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T13:49:44Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-14T13:49:44Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Transport Geography, 2015, Volume 46, p. 20–34-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/234864-
dc.description.abstractThis study conceptualizes the relationship between etailing (e-retailing) and the parcel express industry (PEI) and analyzes their co-evolution in China. Four operational models of etailing are discussed in the context of their intertwining relations with different forms of parcel express services. This co-evolution generated compound outcomes because of the late start of PEI and the fast growth of online shopping in China. These four models coexist, with two standing out as major types that suggest future directions. Two major geographical imprints of this process are explained and conceptualized: (1) the zonal delivery strategy by supply-chain-based e-merchants, which is conceptualized into a choice model of order-fulfilling locations to strengthen timely delivery; and (2) the Baoyou strategy advocated by e-market-based retailers and their logistic support for a slower, low-cost market of larger geographical coverage compared to the first strategy. Both strategies demonstrate that co-evolution is not only a path-dependent process but is also associated with place-dependent institutions.-
dc.languageeng-
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dc.titleCo-evolution between etailing and parcel express industry and its geographical imprints: The case of China-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailWang, JJ: jwang@hku.hk-
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dc.identifier.hkuros270217-
dc.identifier.volumeVolume 46-
dc.identifier.spage20–34-
dc.identifier.epage20–34-

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