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Estimating collaborative profits under varying partner characteristics and strategies

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  • VANOVERMEIRE, Christine
  • CUERVO, Daniel Palhazi
  • SÖRENSEN, Kenneth
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    Horizontal logistic collaboration leads to large profits when the right coalition is formed. Most of the previous research however explains the profit differences using market conditions on coalitional level. We show that the level of profit is highly dependent on finding a correct combination of partners. By estimating a model using the average order size, number of orders and maximal delay of each partner separately, as well as the interaction effects of these parameters, the possible number of profitable situations that can be identified significantly increases. Finally, it is demonstrated that cost allocation plays an important role when selecting a partner to collaborate with.

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    Paper provided by University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2013031.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: Dec 2013
    Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2013031
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