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Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics

Sustainable Port Clusters and Economic Development

Building Competitiveness through Clustering of Spatially Dispersed Supply Chains

Editors: Haezendonck, Elvira, Verbeke, Alain (Eds.)

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  • -First scholarly book to address port cluster development and collaboration options
  • -Contains unique empirical results on which forms of integration are more likely to result in an improved competitive position
  • -Fulfills the knowledge gap sought by port managers considering port cooperation or integration options and expected outcomes
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About this book

This book belongs to the Port Economics and Global Supply Chain Management strand of the Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics book series, commissioned by Hercules Haralambides.
This book addresses the strategic alignment between port authorities and their supply chain partners, with a focus on governance challenges.  Many port (authority) managers are engaged in efforts to improve their strategic alignment with business partners in their proximate geographic region, yet the economic objectives pursued can vary widely.  These objectives can include improvements in port competitiveness and stability of traffic flows, as well as better access to scarce resources such as land and capital, or simply more control over the logistics chain. Using various Benelux seaports as case studies, the authors of this volume show that improving strategic alignment can involve a wide variety of different governance choices, ranging from top-down to bottom-up alliance formation, from project-driven to multi-activity collaboration, and from long-term contracting to full-fledged mergers.
This book with state-of-the-art insight on modern port governance will be of interest to port managers around the globe, as well as to lecturers and students in maritime educational programs.
Chapter 4 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Dr Elvira Haezendonck is Full Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp, and a guest lecturer at Erasmus University of Rotterdam and at C-MAT (University of Antwerp). Her research covers advanced subject matters in the fields of (port) management, strategy and policy.  She has expertise in complex project evaluation, corporate social responsibility and environmental strategy, competitive analysis and stakeholder management. She has published various articles, books and book chapters in these domains.  
Dr Alain Verbeke is Professor of International Business Strategy and holds the McCaig Research Chair in Management at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary.  He is also the Area Chair of the Strategy and Global Management Group at the Haskayne School of Business.  In 2014, Dr. Verbeke was elected as the Inaugural Alan M. Rugman Memorial Fellow at the Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK).  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies (2017 – 2019) and has authored or edited more than 30 books and more than 200 refereed publications.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Co-orchestrating Sustainable Port Ecosystems

    Haezendonck, Elvira (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • A New Governance Perspective on Port–Hinterland Relationships: The Port Hinterland Impact (PHI) Matrix

    Haezendonck, Elvira (et al.)

    Pages 9-34

  • The Persistent Relevance of Transborder (Focal) Regions: The Case of the European Blue Banana

    Brugman, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 35-71

  • Integrated Ports Clusters and Competitive Advantage in an Extended Resource Pool for the Antwerp Seaport

    Haezendonck, Elvira (et al.)

    Pages 73-101

  • The Impact of Clusters on Firms’ Environmental Strategies: Case Study of Antwerp’s Chemical Cluster

    Jans, Tim (et al.)

    Pages 103-137

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-96658-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96657-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Port Clusters and Economic Development
Book Subtitle
Building Competitiveness through Clustering of Spatially Dispersed Supply Chains
Editors
  • Elvira Haezendonck
  • Alain Verbeke
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Maritime Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96658-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96658-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-96657-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 181
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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