Port co-opetition between Hong Kong and Shenzhen : a content analysis for the motivation

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Port co-opetition between Hong Kong and Shenzhen : a content analysis for the motivation


Author: Cheung, Tit-kwan
Title: Port co-opetition between Hong Kong and Shenzhen : a content analysis for the motivation
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2004
Subject: Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Container ports -- China -- Hong Kong
Container ports -- China -- Shenzhen (Guangdong Sheng : East)
Joint ventures -- China -- Hong Kong
Joint ventures -- China -- Shenzhen (Guangdong Sheng : East)
Department: Graduate School of Business
Pages: 94 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1781752
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/3318
Abstract: Globalisation pressures the seaports in the close proximity to compete for same customers, and serve the same hinterland. To maintain their positions within the arena, traditionally, ports opt destructive competitive strategies, which result in a win-lose situation. However, it needs not be the case, instead, a win-win situation could be achieved by using a new competitive concept of co-opetition. Co-opetition is collaborating to compete. This concept has been widely employed in the automobile manufacture, information technology and manufacturing industries. It seems that co-opetition is a new term for the port industry. In fact, there is conceptual belief that such relationship exists among the container terminal operators. This dissertation is to examine the current co-opetition relationship among the container terminal operators and how they react with each other. Emphasis is put on the identification of motivations forming the co-opetition relationship and the type of relation among the operators. The container terminal operators of Hong Kong and Shenzhen are selected as example of port clusters that have adopted this new relation in the era of globalisation.

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