An evaluation of the investment environment in international logistics zones: A Taiwanese manufacturer's perspective

Chin-shan Lu, Ching Chiao Yang

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With the rapid development of international logistics, the role of international logistics zones has become increasingly important. This study evaluated the importance of investment environment factors, namely, political, infrastructure, cost, and market factors, for firms' intention to invest in international logistics zones. A structural equation modeling (SEM) approach was employed to analyze respondents' foreign direct investment (FDI) intention. Results indicated that market, cost, and infrastructure factors have a positive effect on firms' intention to invest in international logistics zones. The influence of political factor on firms' investment intention was not supported in this study. Theoretical and practical implications of the findings for firms' foreign direct investment in international logistics zones are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-300
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Foreign direct investment
  • International logistics zones
  • Investment environment
  • Structural equation modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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