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Configuration of Logistics Activities across Life-Cycle of the Firms and Performance: Proposal of a Conceptual Model

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  • Ferreira, João
  • Leitão, João
  • Garrido Azevedo, Susana

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In the last years, broad changes have contributed to the enhancement of the importance of the logistics as a source of competitive advantage, not just for increasing the satisfaction of the clients, but also for improving the performance of the firms. Nevertheless, the response functions of the firms to the referred changes are different according to the life-cycle stage that they face. The present paper aims to present a conceptual model that explores the connection between the life-cycle firm’s stages, and the standard profile of logistics activities, and the correspondent impact on performance.

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  • Ferreira, João & Leitão, João & Garrido Azevedo, Susana, 2007. "Configuration of Logistics Activities across Life-Cycle of the Firms and Performance: Proposal of a Conceptual Model," MPRA Paper 1362, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Mimo Draskovic, 2009. "The Role Of Logistics In Performance Management," Montenegrin Journal of Economics, Economic Laboratory for Transition Research (ELIT), vol. 5(10), pages 145-151.

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    Keywords

    Life Cycle; Logistics; Performance;

    JEL classification:

    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General
    • M0 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General
    • M11 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Production Management

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