The performance of port clusters

The performance of port clusters
Peter W. de Langen
logistics, port, clusters
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인하대학교 정석물류통상연구원
Series/Report no.
Journal of international logistics and tradevol.2 no.147-56 pp.
This paper deals with the performance of port clusters. Port clusters are
analyzed using a framework that draws from different schools that deal with
clusters (see De Langen, 2004). Central to the framework is the identifications of
eight variables of cluster performance. Four of those-agglomeration and dis-
agglomeration forces, internal competition, heterogeneity of the cluster and the
level of entry and exit barriers-are related to the structure of a cluster and four-
the presence of trust, ther presence of intermediaries, the presence of leader firms
and the quality of collective action regimes-are related to the governance of
cluster. The validity of these variables is confirmed in three case studies, of the
port clusters of Rotterdam, Durban, and the importance of the variables discussed
above and opportunities for policy and management to improve the performance of
clusters are discussed. The results of this study are relevant for cluster scholars
and for scholars specializing in port studies and, since implications of this study
for policy and management in (port) clusters are discussed, the study is also
relevant for(port) cluster managers and for managers of firms in(port) clusters.
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