In this paper, the interlink between the concept of macro-institutional complexity in logistics and the dynamics in the logistics practice of Eastern Europe will be examined. Referring to the importance of different authors having ascribed to the external environmental uncertainty on organizational structure and transactional costs, the concept of environmental complexity is applied to the logistics management perspective. Thereby, the impacts which a given framework on a macro-institutional level might have on the situation and leeway in decision-making at the firm (micro) or the supply chain (meso) levels will be analysed. Furthermore, a quantitative modelling approach will be presented and exemplified by using the case of logistics infrastructure in Eastern Europe.
Lecture Notes in Logistics: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference Ldic, 2014 Bremen, Germany, 2016, p. 463-472
Environmental complexity; Global supply chain operations; Macro-institutional perspective; Analytic hierarchy process (AHP); Multi-Criteria decision-making; Eastern Europe
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Lecture Notes in Logistics
The 4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics. LDIC 2014