The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework of value co-creation in platform ecological circle for cold chain logistics enterprises to guide the transformation and development of cold chain logistics industry.
This paper establishes a conceptual framework for the research on the platform ecological circle in cold chain logistics, utilizes a structural equation model to investigate the influencing factors of the value co-creation of the platform ecological circle in the cold chain logistics enterprises and elaborates the internal relations between different influencing factors regarding the value co-creation and enterprises’ performance.
Results show that resource sharing in logistics platform ecological circle can stimulate the interaction among enterprises and this produces a positive influence on their dynamic capabilities, which, in turn, affects the they to work together to plan, implement and solve problems, so as to achieve the goal of improving enterprise performance.
The shared resources and value co-creation activities in the platform ecological circle are very important for the transformation and development of cold chain logistics enterprises. Therefore, enterprises should promote value co-creation through realizing resource sharing and creating a win-win cooperation mechanism.
This paper targets at incorporating the resource sharing in platform ecological circle for cold chain logistics enterprises, explores from an empirical perspective the role of the resource sharing in cold chain logistics enterprises in enhancing the dynamic capabilities of enterprises, thereby encouraging the value co-creation behavior, and ultimately boosts enterprise performance and stimulates business development.
The authors are grateful to the case company for permitting and supporting this research. This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos 71263040 and 71563030), Ministry of Education Humanities and Social Sciences Project (18YJA630084) , Key Project of National Social and Scientific Fund Program (18ZDA052), Project of National Social and Scientific Fund Program (17BGL142), The Natural Science Foundation of China (91546117) and the Postgraduate Research & Practice Innovation Program of Jiangsu Province (No. SJKY19_0984).
Peng, B., Wang, Y., Zahid, S., Wei, G. and Elahi, E. (2020), "Platform ecological circle for cold chain logistics enterprises: the value co-creation analysis", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IMDS-10-2019-0531Download as .RIS
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