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Dynamic processes of an airport's system. A value network analysis


  • Vaz, Margarida
  • Silva, Jorge
  • Baltazar, Emília
  • Marques, Tiago
  • Reis, Tiago


The performance of an airport and its efficiency has been measured generally from its operational and financial data, and on that basis, classified its relative position in the set of airports. But this methodology, by itself, is insufficient to determine relationships between a given position in the ranking of an airport and the generated value associated with that position, either within the entire business system of the airport or along the inter-relationships that it establishes with the surrounding community. We argue that networks are fundamental instruments for the development of the business system of airport’s landside areas. Applying the Value Network Analysis (VNA) to the Air Cargo we concluded that this approach provided a network ecosystem perspective into how processes and people create value within the Cargo Network.

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  • Vaz, Margarida & Silva, Jorge & Baltazar, Emília & Marques, Tiago & Reis, Tiago, 2012. "Dynamic processes of an airport's system. A value network analysis," MPRA Paper 43232, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    airport’s landside areas; business systems; air cargo network; social network analysis; value network analysis;

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    • L93 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Air Transportation
    • P25 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics
    • R41 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Travel Time; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise

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