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Transport and Logistics in a Globalizing World

A Focus on Italy

Authors: Mariotti, Ilaria

  • State of the art of the impact of globalisation on the transport and logistics industry
  • Literature review embracing: transport economics, regional economics, international economics
  • Empirical analysis of the case for Italy
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Globalization of the economy, fragmentation of the production process, increasing externalization of TNCs activities through their global value chains and the widespread adoption of Just-in-Time have increased the flows of raw materials, intermediate goods and finished products, with a direct effect on the transport and logistics industry. This industry, indeed, plays a key role in connecting the different import and export markets and the vertically disaggregated components of production system, which are widespread in the world. The existing literature on transport and logistics is mainly focused on engineering research, transportation economics and management studies, disregarding the view of regional economics, which relates with the impact of economics on space, and therefore, on the impact of internationalisation on a specific industry – transport and logistics and its effects on space. The present book aims to fill the gap in the existing literature by presenting the state of the art of the impact of globalisation and internationalisation of the economy on this industry and focusing on the case of Italy.

About the authors

Ilaria Mariotti , dastu -department of architecture and urban studies

Via A. Bizzoni n.6, 20125 Milan (Italy)

Mobile +39 338 7702232 e-mail: ilaria.mariotti@polimi.it; ilariamariotti@yahoo.com

Fiscal code: MRTLRI73S54E463S

PERSONAL INFORMATION

* Date and place of birth: 14th November 1973, La Spezia, Italy

* Marital status: Married, one child

* Nationality: Italian

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Since April 2008

Faculty of Architecture and Society, Department of Architecture and Planning, Polytechnic of Milan

Assistant professor of Applied Economics

1st July 2006 – 31st March 2008

Faculty of Architecture and Society, Department of Architecture and Planning, Laboratory of Economics, Logistics and Territory (LabELT), Polytechnic of Milan

Research contract, lecturer

1st July 2006 – 31st March 2008

Faculty of Engineering, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan

Research contract, lecturer

October 2000- October 2004

Faculty of Spatial Sciences, Department of Economic Geography, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

Ph.D in Spatial Sciences, supervisor Prof. P.H. Pellenbarg

April 2000 – November 2003

Faculty of Economics, Department of Economics and Quantitative Methods, University of Genoa, Italy

Ph.D in Transportation Economics, supervisor Prof. E. Musso

September 1999-September 2000

Faculty of Economics, University of Reading, United Kingdom

Master in Regional Science, supervisor Prof. P. McCann

MAIN RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

From 2004 to 2008

Collaboration to the research on “The impact of manufacturing FDI on the labour demand in Italy”. The research has been coordinated by prof.ssa Lucia Piscitello (Full Professor –Faculty of Engineering, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnic of Milan).

Since 2005

Coordinator of the Logistics and Internationalisation Observatory (Log-INT), Department of Architecture and Planning, Laboratory of Economics, Logistics and Territory (LabELT), Polytechnic of Milan. Within the Observatory, the following main studies have been carried out: (i) analysis of the inward and outward foreign direct investments (FDI) in the logistics sector in Italy; (ii) analysis of the performance (by means of an econometric analysis- propensity score matching technique) of two samples of firms: uni-national logistics firms and multinationals (MNE), located in Italy; (iii) investigation of the location patterns of the logistics MNE; (iv) investigation of the integration strategies and motivations driving foreign logistics FDI in Italy.

From 2007 to 2008

Collaboration to the research: “Italian investments in the agglomeration of Timisoara in Romania: threat or opportunity for the economic development?”, carried out with doc. Simona Montagnana, Università dell’Insubria, Varese (Italy).

Since 2009

Collaboration to the research on the “Location decisions of research spin-off firms in Italy”, carried out with doc. Elisa Salvador (post-doc researcher, ESCP Europe Business School, Paris, FR).

Since 2010

Coordinator of the research on “Assessing sustainable mobility: the case of European neighbourhoods”, together with doc. Ila Maltese (DiAP – Politechnic of Milan).

Collaboration to the research on the “Effects of globalisation on the logistics growth in Europe”, is carried out jointly with doc. A. Brouwer (Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, NL), and doc. Adelheid Holl (Senior Researcher, Institute of Public Goods and Policies – IPP, Madrid, ES).

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Transport and Logistics in a Globalizing World: An Appraisal

    Mariotti, Ilaria

    Pages 1-17

  • Location Determinants of Transport and Logistics FDIs. A Focus on China and Italy

    Mariotti, Ilaria

    Pages 19-38

  • Integration Strategies and the Related Drivers. A Focus on Inward FDIs in Italy

    Mariotti, Ilaria

    Pages 39-51

  • Domestic and Foreign Logistics Firms. How Heterogeneity Affects Firm Performance

    Mariotti, Ilaria

    Pages 53-63

  • The Effects of Manufacturing Internationalization on Transport and Logistics. Empirical Evidence on Italy

    Mariotti, Ilaria

    Pages 65-78

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00011-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00010-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transport and Logistics in a Globalizing World
Book Subtitle
A Focus on Italy
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00011-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00011-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00010-7
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 92
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics