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Logistics and transport in Colombia: factors affecting the export performance

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  • Diana Marcela Escandon Barbosa

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The election of a country destination to export is one of the problems with greater interest within the field of internationalization of companies. Companies seek to minimize labor costs, transport, tariff and other issues affecting their choice. However, transportation costs and logistics becomes in a key aspect in the enterprise competitiveness for access to international markets. Therefore, from the application of a survey of 319 exporting companies in Colombia a model of neural networks is performed to measure as factors affecting export performance variables such as efficiency in the process of customs clearance and other border agencies, ease and affordability of international shipping, transport infrastructure and technologies adequate, level of competence of the local logistics industry, ability to track and trace consignments and timely deliveries destination. Among the main findings is that the level of competence of the local logistics industry manages to be the most important variable for export performance in Colombian companies because they can improve pricing systems and the existence of lower export costs.

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  • Diana Marcela Escandon Barbosa, 2015. "Logistics and transport in Colombia: factors affecting the export performance," Working Papers 15, Faculty of Economics and Management, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.
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    Keywords

    International transport; Export Performance; Logistics;

    JEL classification:

    • F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
    • M16 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - International Business Administration

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