Logistics FDI in Italy: integration strategies and motivation
AbstractThe internationalisation of the logistics industry has massively increased in the last three decades. Depending on the motivations behind foreign direct investments (FDI), a multinational enterprise (MNE) may invest in a country through horizontal, vertical and conglomerate integrations. The integration strategies are a relatively unexplored area in logistics research. The aim of the paper is to fill this gap in the literature by investigating the integration strategies undertaken by foreign logistics MNE in Italy, analysing the motivations behind them and their characteristics in terms of sub-industries and investments’ areas of origin and destination.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by SIET Società Italiana di Economia dei Trasporti e della Logistica in its series Working Papers with number 0902.
Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 2009
Date of revision:
: logistics industry; integration strategies; FDI; MNE; M&;
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Girma, Sourafel, 2002. "The Process of European Integration and the Determinants of Entry by Non-EU Multinationals in UK Manufacturing," Manchester School, University of Manchester, University of Manchester, vol. 70(3), pages 315-35, June.
- Erin Anderson & Hubert Gatignon, 1986. "Modes of Foreign Entry: A Transaction Cost Analysis and Propositions," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 17(3), pages 1-26, September.
- Eddy van de Voorde & Thierry Vanelslander, 2009. "Market Power and Vertical and Horizontal Integration in the Maritime Shipping and Port Industry," OECD/ITF Joint Transport Research Centre Discussion Papers 2009/2, OECD Publishing.
- Sanjeev Agarwal & Sridhar N Ramaswami, 1992. "Choice of Foreign Market Entry Mode: Impact of Ownership, Location and Internationalization Factors," Journal of International Business Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 23(1), pages 1-27, March.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Edoardo Marcucci).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.