Port research has been focusing increasingly on performance management. A great deal of port studies have pointed out that port performance management has evolved from mere financial measurements to a multitude of indicators, and that the subject being measured can range from micro-level (an organization), meso-level (industry) to macro-level (regional or national) performance.
PortEconomics member Michael Dooms, along with Mychal Langenus (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), on their latest port study – published in the International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Volume 18 Issue 3 – researched which academic literature has focused on the performance measurement and management of the meso-level and how that is translated in practice, with special attention for the port industry.
In practice, Michael and Mychal observed that mostly so-called ‘observatories’ are responsible for monitoring the performance of infrastructure industries. Within this context they examined the cooperative efforts of the past twenty years between universities and the European port industry. Based on this analysis, research and policy recommendations made on industry performance management, with specific consideration for port industry performance management.
You may download authors’ version of Michael’s and Mychal’s study @PortEconomics