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Publication date: 28 February 2017

Trevor D. Heaver

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Handbook of Logistics and Supply-Chain Management
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-8572-4563-2

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Publication date: 1 April 1972

Trevor D. Heaver

The current controversies over liner shipping must be viewed against a wide background. The opposition to certain aspects of the North Atlantic Pooling Agreement and the…

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The current controversies over liner shipping must be viewed against a wide background. The opposition to certain aspects of the North Atlantic Pooling Agreement and the issues to be raised at the U.N.C.T.A.D. meeting in April 1972 are of concern to all shippers. This article deals with the aspects of liner service within which shippers should expect and support change.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0020-7527

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Publication date: 1 January 1992

Trevor D. Heaver

Shippers are seeking international gateways that can provide them with services consistent with “seamless logistics”. This places pressures on public and private…

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Shippers are seeking international gateways that can provide them with services consistent with “seamless logistics”. This places pressures on public and private organizations, such as customs and freight forwarders, to adopt competitive technologies and systems. Electronic data interchange and integrated logistics management practices enable significant improvements in border procedures. A comparison of developments in four countries reveals that strategic changes by customs will enable more efficient logistics services. However, customs and forwarders in the countries are progressing at different rates.

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The International Journal of Logistics Management, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-4093

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Publication date: 1 March 1976

David Walters

The Register of Current Research in the field of Physical Distribution Management has been compiled from the response to a request for such information made to…

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The Register of Current Research in the field of Physical Distribution Management has been compiled from the response to a request for such information made to Universities in 23 countries throughout the world. The last register was published in 1972 in this journal.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution, vol. 6 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0020-7527

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Handbook of Transport Strategy, Policy and Institutions
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ISBN: 978-0-0804-4115-3

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Publication date: 1 February 1994

Garland Chow, Trevor D. Heaver and Lennart E. Henriksson

Concerns the definition and measurement of performance in logisticsresearch. A review of the literature reveals a variety of constraintswhich make it difficult to draw…

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Concerns the definition and measurement of performance in logistics research. A review of the literature reveals a variety of constraints which make it difficult to draw broad inferences from the literature about the relationship between a given logistics strategy and performance. Discusses low logistics performance has been and could be conceptualized, operationally defined, measured and utilized. The limitations of alternative research designs and performance measures are revealed. Recommendations are made to improve the quality of future research.

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International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0960-0035

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Publication date: 11 October 2018

Ping Wang and Joan Mileski

This study aims to promote strategic maritime management as a new emerging discipline to foster research in strategic maritime issues.

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This study aims to promote strategic maritime management as a new emerging discipline to foster research in strategic maritime issues.

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An existing academic discipline maturity model is adapted by including four phases of dynamic evolutionary paths to evaluate the phase of maturity of a research discipline. The model is validated by means of two matured disciplines: strategic management and maritime economics.

Findings

It is found that the current research of strategic maritime management is at a phase of emergence of discipline and ready to move to the maturity phase. It is also found that the evolution of the path of strategic maritime management resembles the early evolution path of strategic management but lags 30 years behind. Future research directions of strategic maritime management can be referred to the research streams in the maturity phase of strategic management.

Research limitations/implications

The adapted academic discipline maturity model brings in the longitudinal and dynamic perspectives of the evolution of an academic discipline, which helps maritime strategists identify gaps and opportunities and evaluate the appropriateness of applying a strategic management paradigm to a specific research topic.

Originality/value

The adapted academic discipline maturity model brings in the longitudinal and dynamic perspective of the evolution of an academic discipline, which helps maritime strategists define the gaps and opportunities in strategic maritime management research.

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Publication date: 1 October 2008

Marvin L. Manheim

The field of transportation research, and the World Conferences on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), has an illustrious history. The challenge today is to look to the

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The field of transportation research, and the World Conferences on Transport Research Society (WCTRS), has an illustrious history. The challenge today is to look to the future in a deep and thoughtful way, to identify emerging issues and opportunities for practice and for research.

This chapter identifies several critical issues in transportation research. We then explore one issue in depth, the need to increase individual and collaborative effectiveness.

This issue points to the need for a new direction in transportation research. Historically, transportation research has focussed on two major thrusts. The analysis thrust has focussed on predicting the consequences of a given transportation plan, project, or service proposal. Associated “design” research has dealt with algorithmic and heuristic techniques for finding “good” plans or policies. The policy thrust has focussed on the organizational issues and processes around making decisions on and implementing transportation plans, projects, or services. This thrust includes public policy issues and approaches, market structures and regulatory processes, organization design issues, distributional consequences, environmental policy issues, and related areas.

Today, we see the need to add a third major thrust to the field of transportation — cognition and action:

  • to manage transportation services and enterprises better;

  • to use analysis more effectively to inform and influence decisions;

  • to use computer support more effectively in transportation organizations and enterprises.

to manage transportation services and enterprises better;

to use analysis more effectively to inform and influence decisions;

to use computer support more effectively in transportation organizations and enterprises.

Research in cognition and action examines how people think and act, and aims to develop aids to thinking and acting that result in significant improvements in peoples' behaviours and performance. Promising research directions draw on cognitive psychology and cognitive science, and especially empirical research on managerial cognition and problem-solving. We introduce the theory of cognitive informatics, describe some applications to transportation management, and discuss relevant software tools.

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Recent Developments in Transport Modelling
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ISBN: 978-0-08-045119-0

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Article
Publication date: 8 August 2018

Matteo Balliauw and Tomas Van Den Spiegel

Academics have studied the finances of football clubs, but not the financial situation of professional football players. To fill this gap in literature, the purpose of…

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Purpose

Academics have studied the finances of football clubs, but not the financial situation of professional football players. To fill this gap in literature, the purpose of this paper is to analyse the financial situation of individual players, the causes of financial problems and the probability of encountering financial difficulties.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey has been conducted of 102 players of five clubs in the Belgian first division. Based on this unique data set, a multivariate nominal logistic regression model allows the causes of financial difficulties to be identified. A derived classification model is estimated in order to predict the probability of professional players encountering financial problems.

Findings

About one out of four professional players is confronted with occasional financial problems. Next to the use and investment of income; personal, family and career status factors have a peculiar impact on the individual financial situation of professional sports players.

Practical implications

The results allow better identification of professional players likely to incur financial problems and better assisting them avoid problems.

Originality/value

Given the gap in the sports management literature, the findings from the econometric approach provide both researchers and practitioners with new insights into financial management issues of athletes. The findings may help athletes, their managers and club managers in their decision making. Future research can further build on these findings.

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Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, vol. 8 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2042-678X

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