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Relativity Between Greening and Performance

  • Y. H. Venus LunEmail author
  • Kee-hung Lai
  • Christina W. Y. Wong
  • T. C. E. Cheng
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Part of the Shipping and Transport Logistics book series (STL)

Abstract

Ships transport goods between geographical points and facilitate global trade activities (Lun and Browne in Int J Shipping Transp Logistics 1(2):103–18, 2009). Shipping, which involves the movement of cargo between different physical locations, is one of the world’s most internationalized industries that support global trade as a cost-effective means to move large volumes of cargo around the world (Lun and Marlow in Int J Shipping Transp Logistics 3(1):57–71, 2011). Shipping includes all activities that move cargo to, from, and between the key actors in the transport chain (Zhang et al. in Int J Shipping Transp Logistics 3(3):312–322, 2011). Shipping activities contribute to the specialization of industrial activities and allow for mass production (Wong et al. in Int J Shipping Transp Logistics 4(1):5–16, 2012). The importance of shipping has increased in the past centuries with industrialization, globalization, e-commerce, and the adoption of offshoring and outsourcing strategies.

Keywords

Data Envelopment Analysis Environmental Performance Financial Performance Firm Performance Organizational Capability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. H. Venus Lun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kee-hung Lai
    • 2
  • Christina W. Y. Wong
    • 3
  • T. C. E. Cheng
    • 4
  1. 1.Shipping Research CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  2. 2.Shipping Research CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  3. 3.Shipping Research CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  4. 4.Shipping Research CentreThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina

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