Logistics capabilities for sustainable competitive advantage
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Logistics, ISSN 1367-5567, E-ISSN 1469-848X, Vol. 14, no 1, 61-75 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this paper is to explore how sustainable competitive advantage is generated in two Swedish
best practice companies that successfully exploit logistics as a source for competitive advantage. Using
a theoretical framework based on the resource-based view of the firm, this research elaborates on the
links between operational and dynamic logistics capabilities and sustainable competitive advantage. The
findings conclude that a sustainable competitive advantage is based on a combination of efficient and effective
logistics operations and well-functioning, adjusted, in-house-developed IT systems. This operational
capability is in turn sustained through five dynamic capabilities: managerial knowledge and presence,
cross-functional teamwork, control, learning and supply chain relationships.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor and Francis , 2011. Vol. 14, no 1, 61-75 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65818DOI: 10.1080/13675567.2010.551110ISI: 000287406900004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-65818DiVA: diva2:399163
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Erik Sandberg and Mats Abrahamsson, Logistics capabilities for sustainable competitive advantage, 2011, International Journal of Logistics, (14), 1, 61-75.
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