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Publication date: 3 August 2012

Mari Olander and Andreas Norrman

This paper aims to study an advanced third/fourth party logistics (3/4PL) relationship in which the logistics service provider extended normal services by taking ownership…

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Purpose

This paper aims to study an advanced third/fourth party logistics (3/4PL) relationship in which the logistics service provider extended normal services by taking ownership of the goods during global distribution. It also aims to describe and analyze the approach to the legal rules a 3/4PL provider and its client company took in their contract, and present some remarks on the extent to which these contract solutions are legally sound.

Design/methodology/approach

A cross‐functional (business law and logistics) approach is applied to a single case study. The main data source is a written contract, complemented by in‐depth interviews with the 3/4PL's managing director. A legal analysis is made from four perspectives of non‐mandatory and mandatory commercial legal rules.

Findings

Issues between the offered service, the legal function and reaction in contracts are pointed out, e.g. doubts regarding the legal risk of sales uncertainty, the ownership of goods, the product liability, and the roles as commercial agent and as freight forwarding agent. These kinds of advanced logistics services are not clearly handled, e.g. in the standard‐form contracts for freight forwarding.

Research limitations/implications

The research is limited to one case and to some aspects of Swedish commercial law, but put in an international perspective. It adds a legal perspective to previous studies on 3/4PL contracts, and it contributes to legal research by its analysis of how firms in real life react to law in their contracts.

Practical implications

Practitioners can get inspiration from an innovative logistics service setup, but also realize what legal challenges to consider when they make their contracts. A tentative approach to aligning logistics' and lawyers' work is suggested.

Originality/value

The paper combines legal and logistics research, and description/analysis of a 3/4PL case where ownership of the goods is transferred to the service provider.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 42 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 3 March 2014

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 44 no. 1/2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 3 August 2012

Ruth Banomyong

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 42 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 5 March 2018

Galih Sakitri

The purpose of this paper is to identify the patterns of local community engagement in a festival held in Indonesia to boost tourism development.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the patterns of local community engagement in a festival held in Indonesia to boost tourism development.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses in-depth interview and observation to answer the research problem.

Findings

The result reveals that the local community actively engaged in the festival, but not strategically or as per the planning process. The reasons were the local community’s lack of confidence and lack of ability.

Research limitations/implications

This research provides a case study of one festival area and the finding may not be applied generally.

Practical implications

The result indicates that the local government may encourage the local community by giving them motivation to raise their self-confidence and equipping them with training in basic principles of festival management. Then, the local government can engage them in the organizing committee. This would enable the local community to be strategically engaged in the festival.

Originality/value

This result identifies reasons for lack of local community engagement in an Indonesian festival.

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International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6182

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