Cross-Border Issues and Research

  • James K. HigginsonEmail author
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 181)


Activities at an international border are meant to ensure the security of the residents of a country. The inevitable results are “cross-border issues”—challenges, decisions, and responsibilities not encountered when movements of freight or people are entirely within one nation. This chapter discusses the most common cross-border events that carriers, shippers, importers, and exporters encounter when products move across an international frontier, with an emphasis on academic research on border issues and operations.


Border Crossing Blue Water Buffer Time Mexico Border Logistics Service Provider 
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I am indebted to Dr. William Anderson, Director of the Centre for Cross-Border Transportation Studies at the University of Windsor, for his comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Odette School of Business, University of WindsorWindsorCanada

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