publication . Thesis . 2001

Contract designs in the German piggyback transport industry : a transaction cost economics analysis

Doerr, Uwe;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2001
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The liberalisation of transport capacities and prices of land-based transport of goods in Europe in the 1990s led to an increasingly market-orientated decision process for the users of piggyback transport services. However, the empirical research has not yet examined the contracts co-ordinating German piggyback transport chains in this changed environment. \ud \ud This analysis seeks to explain the four types of contracts most commonly used in German piggyback transport by relating them to the theory of transaction cost economics (TCE). The qualitative case study approach adopted here derives from the tradition of Oliver Williamson’s research. \ud \ud The hypoth...
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