Title: A trial to generalise evaluation of key driving factors of port-city waterfront development

Authors: Kamonchanok Suthiwartnarueput; Paul Tae-Woo Lee; Cheng-Wei Lin; Krisana Visamitanan; Zaili Yang; Adolf K.Y. Ng

Addresses: Chulalongkorn Business School, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai Road Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand ' Ocean College, Zhejiang University, 1 Zheda Road, Zhoushan 316021, China ' Department of Logistics and Shipping Management, Kainan University, 1 Kainan Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan ' Chulalongkorn Business School, Chulalongkorn University, 254 Phayathai Road Wang Mai, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand ' Liverpool Logistics Offshore and Marine Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, James Parsons Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK ' Department of Supply Chain Management, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba, 820 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg MB R3A 1R9, Canada; St. John's College, University of Manitoba, 820 Sherbrook St., Winnipeg MB, R3A 1R9, Canada

Abstract: This paper investigates the key successful factors in waterfront port development (WPD). Consistent fuzzy preference relation (CFPR), with the combination of the preference ranking organisation methods for enrichment evaluation (PROMETHEE), is applied to six ports, namely Busan, Incheon Inner Port, Bangkok, Kaohsiung, Montreal and Liverpool. The latter technique evaluates the performance of WPD among the studied cases, while the former draws the key successful factors (KSFs) of the selected ports. To draw meaningful comparison with the test results from past research, this paper takes the same evaluation hierarchy in the questionnaire form in Lee et al. (2016). With a further validity of the previous findings in WPD studies, this paper does not only provide insight on exploring the generalisation of KSFs in WPD in a longitude manner, but also contributes to the literature of WPD and port-city interplays.

Keywords: key successful factor; KSF; waterfront port development; WPD; consistent fuzzy preference relation; CFPR; preference ranking organisation methods for enrichment evaluation; PROMETHEE; shipping.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2020.107228

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2020 Vol.12 No.3, pp.174 - 196

Received: 17 Mar 2018
Accepted: 06 Nov 2018

Published online: 08 Apr 2020 *

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