'Topics in Shipping Logistics & Port Management'
Mr Sihyun Kim, Mr Young-Joon Seo and Dr Hee Yong Lee
Date: Wednesday 26 June 2013
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Rolle Building, Room 006
Three presentations introduce the upcoming issues in shipping and the port industry in Northeast Asia. The title of each presentation is: 1st, The Impact of Sustainability Practises on Competitiveness in Busan: A Mega Container Port in Northeast Asia, 2nd, Co-opetition for Collaborative Advantage in Supply Chains involving Maritime Organisations and 3rd, Competitiveness of Container Terminal Operating Companies and Industry-University-Government Network: Antecedents and Empirical Relationships.
The 1st presentation aims to introduce the opportunities to enhance competitiveness arising from implementing sustainability practises in mega container port operations, to conceptualise the role of sustainability practise in managing mega port competitiveness. Key words include port sustainability practises, competitiveness, eega-container port and Northeast Asia.
The 2nd aims to introduce the causal relationship between co-opetition and collaborative advantage within a supply chain context within a port, and propose a framework for collaborative advantage derived from co-opetition in accordance with both resource-based and relational views. Key words: co-opetition, supply chains, collaborative advantage, maritime organizations.
The 3rd is to introduce antecedents of competitiveness in South Korean CTOC (Container Terminal Operator Company) by considering both hardware and software factors, and their empirical relationships among antecedents of competitiveness, I-U-G (Industry-University-Government) network and competitiveness. Keywords: container terminal operating companies (CTOCs), competitiveness of CTOCs, antecedents of competitiveness, I-U-G network.
The results are expected to be utilised further in future studies on strategic planning in shipping & port management in NEA, and to provide and develop guidance for the port industry in its future improvement strategy.
1st presenter: Mr Sihyun Kim, a year 2 PhD student at Plymouth University studying international shipping and logistics, with research interests in the field of international shipping and container port management. Professor John Dinwoodie, Professor Michael Roe, and Dr Syamantak Bhattacharya are his supervisors.
2nd presenter: Mr Young-Joon Seo, 2nd year of PhD research in International Shipping, Logistics and Operation Group, Graduate School of Management, Plymouth University, with supervising team: 1st Professor John Dinwoodie, 2nd Professor Michael Roe.
3rd presenter: Dr Hee Yong Lee, Research Fellows studying international shipping and logistics in Plymouth Business School, with research interests in the field of international container terminal management and I-U-G Networks. Research sponsor: Professor John Dinwoodie.