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Internationalisation of Logistics Systems

How Chinese and German companies enter foreign markets

  • Frank Straube
  • Michael Bohn
  • Shihua Ma

About this book

Introduction

Over the past decades the world economy has reached an unprecedented level of global integration. As markets are being liberalised and trade barriers continuously being removed, companies are in an ongoing process of internationalisation. For the internationalisation of business activities, Global Logistics Systems play a significant role. The motivation of this survey is to review companies’ internationalisation procedures from a logistics perspective. What are the challenges of setting up international logistics networks? What are the problems logistics managers must face when entering specific markets? How do managers cope with these challenges to ensure that internationalisation projects will be successful? The research has been undertaken in China and Germany, surveying each country’s companies when going global.

Keywords

China Germany business foreign market entry global logistics international logistics networks internationalisation process key success factors logistics logistics structures supply chain

Authors and affiliations

  • Frank Straube
    • 1
  • Michael Bohn
    • 1
  • Shihua Ma
    • 2
  1. 1.TU BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Huazhong University of Science & TechnologyWuhanChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-76984-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76982-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76984-2
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