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dc.contributor.advisorHenry S. Marcus.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAuh, Jae Hyuck, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Ocean Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-24T16:22:13Z
dc.date.available2006-03-24T16:22:13Z
dc.date.copyright2003en_US
dc.date.issued2003en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/29752
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Ocean Engineering, 2003.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 381-392).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe internet-based business (e-business) activities have become a new technological challenge to the container shipping industry (CSI) in recent years. Despite the growing importance of e-business in the CSI, little systematic and theoretical research on e-business has been undertaken so far. This research therefore attempts to understand the potential impacts of e-business on the container shipping industry and to provide carriers with the managerial recommendations responding to the impacts of e-business. An integrated system dynamics model is developed to simulate the potential impacts of e-business on the container shipping industry and to explore the successful managerial strategies for carriers with regard to e-business. In order to increase the confidence of the model, the general business dynamics in the CSI are reviewed and the historical impacts of new technologies on the container shipping industry are analyzed using the framework of technological evolution. Furthermore, the technology strategies of six different e-business models in the CSI are evaluated using the proposed three frameworks to identify the most promising e-business model.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe research finds that the profitability of carriers will be improved in the long term if they successfully develop the logistics service offering (LSO) with e-business in a cost efficient way. However, despite the improved profitability from the LSO and e-business, the container shipping service could be commoditized further unless changes are made to the current practice of expanding the containership capacity. In addition, the improved profits from the LSO and e-business will drive the structural changes in the container shipping industry. In order to improve the carriers' profitability over a long period of time, it is recommended that carriers continue to add new services on top of the container shipping service while expanding the containership capacity more wisely and conservatively.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jae Hyuck Auh.en_US
dc.format.extent392 p.en_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectOcean Engineering.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of the impacts of Internet-based business activities on the container shipping industry : the system dynamics modeling approach with the framework of technological evolutionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Ocean Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc54404598en_US


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