The rise of emerging economies such as Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa is changing the structure of global trade, and therefore reinterprets the view of global supply chain management. As regional economic powerhouses with large populations, resource bases and markets, they play important roles in every segment of the global supply chain. In their efforts to ensure sustainable development, not only emerging markets, but also developed countries are facing big challenges that come from fundamental problems associated with their traditional economic and political systems.
Global logistics, aiming to integrate international production and distribution, is one of the factors that ties the different components of global supply chains together. Global corporations need to efficiently evaluate, configure and operate global logistics systems to remain competitive. It is therefore time for shipping and transport management researchers to consider emerging issues related to global logistics.
This special issue aims to collect recent original contributions related to the opportunities and challenges of global logistics, with a special emphasis on emerging economies. It will include revised and substantially extended versions of selected papers presented at the 2015 Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) Conference, but we also strongly encourage researchers who are unable to participate in the conference to submit papers for this call.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Internet-based global trade and logistics
- E-commerce-based global trade and logistics
- Green logistics and social responsibility
- Risk management of global logistics
- Resilience in global logistics
- Intermodal coordination in global logistics networks
- Market analysis for global logistics in emerging economies
- Global shipping and transport logistics networks
- Managing intermodal transport
- Strategic alliances and relationship management in global logistics
- Global logistics negotiations and contracts
Submission deadline: 31 May, 2015