Strategic groups evaluation and firm performance for logistics services providers

Taih Cherng Lirn, Kuo Chung Shang, Chin-shan Lu

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This study empirically identifies strategic groups of LSPs in Taiwan in terms of their capabilities. The findings indicate that organisational learning is perceived by respondents to be the most important capability, followed by integration and logistics service capabilities. Logistics services firms are categorised into three strategic groups, namely, intensive capability-oriented firms, logistics service capability-oriented firms, and integrated organisational learning-capability firms. The results provide evidence of performance differences between these strategic groups. The theoretical and practical implications of the findings for international logistics service providers are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-679
Number of pages28
JournalInternational Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Capabilities
  • Firm performance
  • Logistics services providers
  • Lsps
  • Strategic group

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Transportation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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