Publication
Title
A game theoretical approach to the effects of port objective orientation and service differentiation on port authorities' willingness to cooperate
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Abstract
This paper analyzes the effects of the objective orientation of port authorities and the level of service differentiation on the capacity, service price, profits and welfare among competing or cooperating ports. We also examine feasible combinations of these two factors (private objective level and service differentiation) to promote port co-operation. We apply the model starting from a mixed duopoly where a landlord port (a port authority with mixed public and private objectives) competes with a profit-seeking port (a port authority with a fully private objective) with differentiated services. The results show that both the private objective level of the port authority and the service differentiation level have a significant influence on various port competition and co-operation settings. Certain combinations of these factors prove to be useful in view of co-operation among port authorities which previously competed. The paper not only contributes to existing literature on port competition/co-operation and the use of game theory in a port setting. It also provides valuable inputs to port devolution and co-operation discussions at the policy level.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Research in transportation business & management
Publication
2018
ISSN
2210-5395
Volume/pages
26 (2018) , p. 76-86
ISI
000432431700010
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 12.06.2018
Last edited 11.09.2021
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