A new port study explores the multidimensional nature of “port competitiveness” arguing that port competitiveness and its drivers are significantly affected by major changes in maritime industry .
The latest port study of PortEconomics member Francesco Parola, co-author with Marcello Risitano , Marco Ferretti and Eva Panetti (all at University of Naples “Parthenope”) reviews research on port competitiveness that has so far focused on the identification of the drivers of port competitiveness and their measurement.
The analysis allows a profound understanding and a categorization of the main drivers of port competitiveness. Main findings present a hierarchy of key drivers and suggest that major industry transformations moderate the influential role of traditional drivers and reshuffle their relative salience. The port study – which is based on a systematic literature review of leading peer-review international journals, between the 1983-2014 time frame – has been published in Transport Reviews scientific journal, also identifies some unexplored research areas for future studies.
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