UNDERSTANDING AND MEASURING MACRO-INSTITUTIONAL COMPLEXITY OF LOGISTICS SYSTEMS ENVIRONMENT

Authors

  • Aseem Kinra M.Sc.,

    1. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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    • 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.

  • Herbert Kotzab Ph.D.

    1. Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
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    • Herbert W. Kotzab (Ph.D. Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration) is Professor at the Department of Operations Management at the Copenhagen Business School. He is currently serving as chairperson of the Scientific Commission Logistics within the Association of University Professors in Management. His research focuses on supply chain management and marketing channels and has resulted in more than 200 publications including books, book chapters, journal publications, conference proceedings and trade magazines.


Abstract

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.

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