Research Methodology for Container Port Security

  • Xufan ZhangEmail author
  • Michael Roe


The choice of research strategy and analysis is always determined by the research objectives as well as the relevant literature. It is important to use a suitable methodology by which the impacts of port security measures including the Container Security Initiative (CSI) on EU container seaport competition will be determined. In choosing the methodology for data collection, the available and applicable methods need to be considered first. Whether these techniques suit the research aim and objectives is another substantial consideration. The methodology for data collection and analysis will be discussed and presented in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LogisticsBeijing WuZi UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of ManagementPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUK

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