Interfirm Linkages and the Structure and Evolution of the Danish Trucking Industry

This study presents the argument that the industry life cycle approach to understanding the European trucking industry, particularly the role of small motor carriers, may be a mistaken premise. It suggests that the premise that only the large carriers can compete in the long run is flawed. The study examines the evolution of the Danish trucking industry. In the 1990s this industry moved toward organized markets with vertical and horizontal linkages. Small carriers served shippers and other carriers on a short-term basis. The study argues that the persistent coexistence of small, medium, and large carriers can be attributed to changes in productive resources, the division of labor between motor carriers, and the dynamics of demand.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01014976
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 5 2005 1:54PM