Drivers and Impact of ICT adoptation in the European Transport and Logistic Services

Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio and López Rodríguez, Vicente and Heras, Luis Javier and Tafur Segura, José Javier (2008). Drivers and Impact of ICT adoptation in the European Transport and Logistic Services. In: "9th International CINet Conference: Radical challenges in Innovation Management", 05/09/2008-09/09/2008, Valencia, España. ISBN 978-90-77360-10-1.

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Title: Drivers and Impact of ICT adoptation in the European Transport and Logistic Services
Author/s:
  • Hidalgo Nuchera, Antonio
  • López Rodríguez, Vicente
  • Heras, Luis Javier
  • Tafur Segura, José Javier
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 9th International CINet Conference: Radical challenges in Innovation Management
Event Dates: 05/09/2008-09/09/2008
Event Location: Valencia, España
Title of Book: CD-ROM Proceedings of 9th International CINet Conference: Radical challenges in Innovation Management
Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-90-77360-10-1
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The availability of high quality transport and logistics services (TLS) is of paramount importance for growth and competitiveness of the European economy. The objective of this paper is to describe, from the continuous innovation perspective, how companies in this industry use ICT for conducting business and to assess the impact of this development for firms and for the industry as a whole. Using the SCP model and the bi-directional relationships of its elements the paper identifies the links between ICT adoption and innovation dynamics. Moreover, the analysis allows identifying the driving forces of ICT and its impact on selected business dimensions. On the driver’s side, there are three points that are worth mentioning: increasing market competition, the relationships of firms interacting with each other and the availability and quality of complementary assets such as employee skills and IT know-how. On the impacts’ side, firms advanced in terms of ICT usage are more likely to have outsourced business activities. Finally, a set of recommendations on how to further improve the continuous innovation factors in the TLS industry is presented.

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Item ID: 3562
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/3562/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:3562
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 31 Mar 2011 11:10
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 13:05
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