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Value Creation Within Port Supply Network: Methodological Issues

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The paper proposes a theoretical model based on the concept of Supply Chain Management in port environment, aimed at identifying the sources of value creation in an innovative way. The model views the port as a network of actors, resources and activities - the Port Supply Network (PSN) - which co-produce value by promoting a number of interdependencies. It assumes that the competitiveness of PSN increasingly depends on its "Organisational component" as it affects the quality of services including: Range of logistics services, Information and Communication Technology solutions, know-how, and relationships in the PSN itself.

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