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Organizational Dynamics of the U.S. Logistics Industry: An Economic Geography Perspective

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Abstract:

Although the logistics industry provides critical services to all sectors of the economy, few studies exist in economic geography that examine and explain the organizational dynamics of this industry. This article highlights the significance of the logistics industry in contemporary industrialization and argues that an enriched understanding of the interaction between technology and space can be achieved by examining the evolution of an industry that plays a central role in the contemporary economy. We focus on dimensions that are identified as particularly important: organizational, geographic, and risk and security.

Keywords: industrial organization; information technology; logistics industry; security

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9272.2006.00571.x

Affiliations: Clark University

Publication date: August 1, 2006

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