Logistics information systems: The Hong Kong experience

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With the growing importance of logistics to the economies of Hong Kong and China, logistics information systems (LIS) are becoming essential tools for companies in Hong Kong and China to successfully compete in a global market. However, little empirical research has been conducted to study the use of information technology applications to support logistics operations and to identify the factors that are important to the adoption of LIS in Hong Kong logistics companies. This paper proposes a model for the adoption of LIS that examines the relationships among the organizational context, the perceived benefits of LIS adoption and the perceived barriers of LIS adoption. In addition, this research investigates the use of information technology (IT) applications to support logistics operations. We conducted a survey of 195 logistics companies in Hong Kong, and applied logistic regression to test the proposed model. The empirical results indicate that the use of IT in logistics is at a satisfactory level. Specifically, the logistic regression model shows that perceptions of resource barriers and a company's entire operations have a significant effect on the company's decision to adopt an LIS. The implications of the findings are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-234
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2008


  • Hong Kong
  • Logistics information systems
  • Logistics regression analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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