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Paper info: The Role of Logistics Service Providers ion Supply Networks: Insights from Three Theoretical Perspectives

Title


The Role of Logistics Service Providers ion Supply Networks: Insights from Three Theoretical Perspectives

Authors


Lars Huemer
Norwegian School of Management
Norway
Lars Huemer and Xiaobei Wang

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 27th IMP-conference in Glasgow, Scotland in 2011.

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Abstract


Logistics service providers have traditionally been seen as support actors performing services of modest strategic significance. In this work in progress paper we use three different perspectives (industrial networks, value constellation and value configuration analyses) to highlight complementary perspectives of how such actors create value in supply networks. With help of the chosen theoretical perspectives, and a longitudinal case study briefly used for illustrative purposes, we highlight roles on firm level and supply system level of analyses.