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Shailesh Chandra ;Journal of Applied Research and Technology 2014, 12 (5)

Autor: Sharada Vadali

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Journal of Applied Research and Technology ISSN: 1665-6423 jart@aleph.cinstrum.unam.mx Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico México Vadali, Sharada; Chandra, Shailesh Buyer-Supplier Transport Access Measures for Industry Clusters Journal of Applied Research and Technology, vol.
12, núm.
5, octubre, 2014, pp.
839-849 Centro de Ciencias Aplicadas y Desarrollo Tecnológico Distrito Federal, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=47432518002 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative   Buyer-Supplier Transport Access Measures for Industry Clusters Sharada Vadali* and Shailesh Chandra Texas A&M Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System College Station, TX, USA *s-vadali@ttimail.tamu.edu ABSTRACT Business networks (comprised of buyer-supplier connections) are integral to specialization and clustering and are local or regional manifestations of manufacturing supply chains.
For many economic sectors, enhancement of business network effects and positive externalities through transportation investments is vital to their competitive advantage.
In essence, the directness of linkages between buyers and suppliers in any production network is important to ensuring that economies of localization accrue to the entire cluster in any region.
Physical transport networks have a vital role to play in ensuring that directness in many sectors.
In this paper, the contribution of transportation infrastructure to enhance business networks is analyzed by presenting directness measures explicitly linked to transport infrastructure.
Two such measures are developed with general applicability to both developing and developed countries and the utility of the measures is motivated within the context...





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