Assessing resources, logistics service capabilities, innovation capabilities and the performance of container shipping services in Taiwan

Ching Chiao Yang, Peter B. Marlow, Chin-shan Lu

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The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between resource, logistics service capability, innovation capability and the performance of Taiwanese container shipping service firms based on the resource-based view (RBV). A structural equation modeling (SEM) approach was employed to test the research hypotheses. Results indicated that resource had a significant positive effect on logistics service capabilities and innovation capabilities. In addition, the findings indicated that logistics service capability had a positive effect on the performance of container shipping service firms. However, resource and innovation capability were not found to have significantly positive effects on firms' performance. Theoretical and managerial implications of the research findings for container shipping service firms are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-20
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Innovation capability
  • Logistics service capability
  • Resource-based view
  • 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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