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Logistics global network connectivity and its determinants. A European City network analysis


  • Akhavan, Mina
  • Ghiara, Hilda
  • Mariotti, Ilaria
  • Sillig, Cécile


The Globalization and World City Research Network classifies global cities according to their connectivity through advanced producer service activities. Recent studies have suggested there is scope to develop a new classification of cities based on advanced logistics services. Within this framework, the aim of this paper is twofold: (i) to develop an interlocking Logistics Global Network for advanced logistics in Europe and measure the Logistics Global Network Connectivity (LGNC) of the host cities; (ii) to explore the variables explaining each the cities' score on the LGNC. The aim is achieved by means of a mixed methodological approach based on Taylor's Interlocking Network Model and via econometric analysis through Ordinary Least Square regression (OLS).

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  • Akhavan, Mina & Ghiara, Hilda & Mariotti, Ilaria & Sillig, Cécile, 2020. "Logistics global network connectivity and its determinants. A European City network analysis," Journal of Transport Geography, Elsevier, vol. 82(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jotrge:v:82:y:2020:i:c:s096669231930300x
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2019.102624

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