Title: The effect on the growth and evolution model of logistics symbiosphere

Authors: Guanglan Zhou; Li Si; Yutao Mo; Jun Hu

Addresses: Contemporary Business and Trade Research Center, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China ' School of Accounting, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China ' School of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China ' National Economic and Technology Development Zone of Xiangyang Government, Xiangyang 441000, Hubei, China

Abstract: With the fast development of industrial internet, big data, cloud computing technology, these applications continue to improve the environment of e-commerce which has become a new corporate business activity. In this e-logistics environment, many businesses and companies must form an ecosystem to seek survival and development, which has interdependent, collaborative and innovative relationships. This article will adopt the symbiosis theory to build symbiotic circle model. By solving the planning model, it draws the conclusion that the logistics service providers must follow the differential route in development in line with prominent features. Through an accurate positioning of market requirements, it could achieve the standard profit maximisation.

Keywords: e-commerce ecosystem; fourth party logistics service providers; symbiosis theory; symbiosis model.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2018.090064

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2018 Vol.32 No.2, pp.162 - 175

Received: 08 Jan 2016
Accepted: 29 Jun 2016

Published online: 28 Feb 2018 *

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