Aseem Kinra (M.Sc. Copenhagen Business School) is a doctoral candidate, Ph.D. scholarship recipient at the Copenhagen Business School. He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation, with focus on supply chain complexity in international operations, and his research interests include logistics strategy and performance measurement. Prior to this position, he has extensively worked within the aircraft and textile industries, and holds professional experience in international marketing and project management.
UNDERSTANDING AND MEASURING MACRO-INSTITUTIONAL COMPLEXITY OF LOGISTICS SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENT
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
2008 Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Journal of Business Logistics
Volume 29, Issue 1, pages 327–346, Spring 2008
How to Cite
Kinra, A. and Kotzab, H. (2008), UNDERSTANDING AND MEASURING MACRO-INSTITUTIONAL COMPLEXITY OF LOGISTICS SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENT. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LOGISTICS, 29: 327–346. doi: 10.1002/j.2158-1592.2008.tb00082.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2011
- Analytic hierarchy process (AHP);
- Environmental complexity;
- Global logistics operations;
- Macro-institutional perspective;
- Nordic countries
We explore the concept of macro-institutional environmental complexity surrounding logistics systems. Macro-institutional environmental complexity is formulated as the complexity posed by the diversity of macro-institutions and infrastructural capabilities of external environments involved in global supply chain logistics operations. This concept is then translated into a simple Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) model evaluating the macro-institutional logistics systems environmental complexity of the four Nordic countries.