Macro-institutional Complexity in Logistics: The Case of Eastern Europe

Frederic Wessel, Aseem Kinra, Herbert Kotzab*

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In this paper, the interlink between the concept of macro-institutional complexity in logistics and the dynamics in the logistics practice of Eastern Europe will be examined. Referring to the importance of different authors having ascribed to the external environmental uncertainty on organizational structure and transactional costs, the concept of environmental complexity is applied to the logistics management perspective. Thereby, the impacts which a given framework on a macro-institutional level might have on the situation and leeway in decision-making at the firm (micro) or the supply chain (meso) levels will be analysed. Furthermore, a quantitative modelling approach will be presented and exemplified by using the case of logistics infrastructure in Eastern Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDynamics in Logistics : Proceedings of the 4th International Conference LDIC, 2014 Bremen, Germany
EditorsHerbert Kotzab, Jürgen Pannek, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationCham
Publication date2016
ISBN (Print)9783319235110
ISBN (Electronic)9783319235127
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventThe 4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics. LDIC 2014 - Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH (BIBA), Bremen, Germany
Duration: 10 Feb 201414 Feb 2014
Conference number: 4


ConferenceThe 4th International Conference on Dynamics in Logistics. LDIC 2014
LocationBremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH (BIBA)
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Logistics

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Published 22 December 2015


  • Environmental complexity
  • Global supply chain operations
  • Macro-institutional perspective
  • Analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
  • Multi-Criteria decision-making
  • Eastern Europe

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