How the LSSC networks affect the growth of logistics service integrator
by Wei Liu; Juanjuan Song; Xiang Xia; Wenjuan Li
International Journal of Services Technology and Management (IJSTM), Vol. 24, No. 1/2/3, 2018

Abstract: According to different types of resources the logistics service integrator (LSI) acquires from the logistics service supply chain (LSSC) network, the LSSC networks can be divided into five sub-networks: social networks, logistics innovation networks, logistics collaboration networks, marketing networks and reputation networks. This study examines the relationships among five LSSC sub-networks and the influence of LSSC networks to the LSI performance by empirical method. The result shows that the developing of social networks, logistics innovation networks and marketing networks have an significant impact on the growth of LSI; reputational networks have an indirect impact on the firm growth by means of marketing networks; and up to now, the development of logistics collaboration networks are not very good, so it has little impact on the growth performance of LSI.

Online publication date: Tue, 13-Mar-2018

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Services Technology and Management (IJSTM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email