Business Logistics: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives with Analyses

Business Logistics: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives with Analyses

by Turkay Yildiz

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ISBN-13: 9781312363113
Publisher: Turkay Yildiz
Publication date: 04/04/2014
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Turkay Yildiz received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey. He received his Master's Degree in Logistics Management from Izmir University of Economics. He has a number of peer reviewed publications and conference presentations at various countries in such fields as transportation, logistics and supply chains. He also has various levels of expertise in the applications of Information Technology.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
PREFACE 7
PART I LOGISTICS SERVICES IN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 8
CHAPTER 1. A GLOBAL ANALYSIS OF LOGISTICS AND BUSINESS SERVICES IN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 9
1. INTRODUCTION 10
2. LITERATURE REVIEW 12
3. DATA AND METHODS 18
3.1 Two-Sample Comparison Statistics 19
3.2 Cluster analysis 26
4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION 27
5. CONCLUSION 29
6. REFERENCES 31
APPENDIX 36
CHAPTER 2. THE PERFORMANCES OF LOGISTICS SERVICES IN DEVELOPED AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: A REVIEW AND CLUSTER ANALYSIS 43
1. INTRODUCTION 44
2. LITERATURE REVIEW 46
3. DATA AND METHODS 49
3.1 Correlations and regression analysis 51
3.2 Clustering 58
4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION 60
5. CONCLUSION 67
6. REFERENCES 69
PART II GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS & LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE 74
CHAPTER 3. AN EMPIRICAL STUDY ON THE COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN LOGISTICS PERFORMANCES AND GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS 75
1. INTRODUCTION 76
2. LITERATURE REVIEW 77
3. DATA AND METHODS 81
3.1 Canonical correlation analysis of LPI and GCI scores 83
3.2 Structural equation modeling 87
4. RESEARCH FINDINGS AND DISCUSSIONS 91
5. CONCLUSION 93
6. REFERENCES 94
APPENDIX 99
Factor analysis of LPI 101
Factor analysis of GCI 102
SEM results for Pillars 1-9: 104
SEM results for Pillars 11-12: 106
PART III LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATION 108
CHAPTER 4. THE COMPLEX DYNAMICS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATION 109
1. INTRODUCTION 110
2. LITERATURE REVIEW 111
3. DATA AND METHODS 113
3.1 Canonical correlation analysis of logistics performance indicators and PISA scores 115
3.2 Ridge regression for logistics performance indicators versus raw PISA scores 118
3.3 Canonical correlation analysis of logistics performance indicators and GCI5 scores 120
3.4 Canonical correlation analysis of logistics performance indicators and IMD scores 122
4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION 124
5. CONCLUSION 129
6. REFERENCES 129
APPENDIX 133
Factor analysis of LPI and PISA scores 133
The test of the existence of linear relationships for LPI and PISA, LPI and GCI's 5th pillar, LPI and IMD's pillar 135
Factor analysis of LPI and IMD's scores 136
PART IV TRANSPORT MODE & FUEL TYPE 141
CHAPTER 5. THE DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE CHOICES OF TRANSPORT MODE AND FUEL TYPE: THE CASE OF TURKEY 142
1. INTRODUCTION 143
2. LITERATURE REVIEW 145
3. DATA AND METHOD 148
3.1 Data 148
3.2 Method 150
3.2.1 Unit root tests 150
3.2.2 Co-integration test 156
3.2.3 Causality test 156
4. FINDINGS AND DISCUSSION 158
5. CONCLUSION 161
6. REFERENCES 163
APPENDIX 169
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 178

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