Network Coordination In The Global Goods Flow: The Case Of Korea

1Department of Maritime and Logistics Management, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia
2Department of Business Administration, Pusan National University, Busan, Korea

Journal of International Logistics and Trade

ISSN: 1738-2122

Article publication date: 31 December 2014

Issue publication date: 31 December 2014

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Effectively managing an intermodal logistics network has become a significant strategic consideration in international logistics. This study aims to empirically examine the way in which intermodal logistics network coordination can be successfully developed and sustained, and to analyze whether the highly coordinated intermodal logistics network may facilitate the greater logistics performance of network players as well as of the entire intermodal logistic network system. This study adopts social network embeddedness perspective to examine the determinants facilitating the higher level of coordination of the intermodal logistics network. An explorative interview method is being employed for the empirical analysis, and the results show that strong, dense and bridging ties within the network mechanisms facilitate a greater intermodal logistics network coordination. As a result, this helps to enhance the logistics performance of the intermodal logistics network system and its players by facilitating the enhancement of logistics services effectiveness and operational efficiency.



Lee, E.-s. and Bang, H.-y. (2014), "Network Coordination In The Global Goods Flow: The Case Of Korea", Journal of International Logistics and Trade, Vol. 12 No. 3, pp. 3-20.



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*Corresponding Author’s Full Address: Ho-Yeol Bang, College of Business, Pusan National University Busandaehak-ro, 63Beon-gil, Geumjung-gu, Busan 609-735, Korea, Email:

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