Title
Strategic coupling as capacity : how seaports connect to global flows of containerized transport Strategic coupling as capacity : how seaports connect to global flows of containerized transport
Author
Faculty/Department
Institute for Transport en Maritime Management (ITMMA)
Publication type
article
Publication
,
Subject
Economics
Source (journal)
Global networks. - Place of publication unknown
Volume/pages
14(2014) :1 , p. 44-62
ISSN
1470-2266
ISI
000328088600003
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
Strategic coupling refers to the process of matching local assets with global network demands. Although the concept has benefited from an increase in relational thinking, several critical issues remain unresolved. In this article, we identify and discuss three such issues - the characteristics of the entities involved in strategic coupling, the way in which the local' is conceptualized in the context of global' positioning, and the understanding of strategic action. To address these issues, we use Cox's notion of spaces of dependence and engagement' in combination with Ball's concept of the structure of provision'. The case of the port of Rotterdam demonstrates the value of our perspective in elucidating the process of strategic coupling' within global networks of containerized traffic.
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