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Assessing resources, logistics service capabilities, innovation capabilities and the performance of container shipping services in Taiwan

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  • Yang, Ching-Chiao
  • Marlow, Peter B.
  • Lu, Chin-Shan
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    The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between resource, logistics service capability, innovation capability and the performance of Taiwanese container shipping service firms based on the resource-based view (RBV). A structural equation modeling (SEM) approach was employed to test the research hypotheses. Results indicated that resource had a significant positive effect on logistics service capabilities and innovation capabilities. In addition, the findings indicated that logistics service capability had a positive effect on the performance of container shipping service firms. However, resource and innovation capability were not found to have significantly positive effects on firms' performance. Theoretical and managerial implications of the research findings for container shipping service firms are discussed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal International Journal of Production Economics.

    Volume (Year): 122 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (November)
    Pages: 4-20

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:proeco:v:122:y:2009:i:1:p:4-20

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    Keywords: Resource-based view Logistics service capability Innovation capability Structural equation modeling;

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