Logistics global network connectivity and its determinants. A European City network analysis

Mina Akhavan, Hilda Ghiara*, Ilaria Mariotti, Cécile Sillig

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The Globalization and World City Research Network classifies global cities according to their connectivity through advanced producer service activities. Recent studies have suggested there is scope to develop a new classification of cities based on advanced logistics services. Within this framework, the aim of this paper is twofold: (i) to develop an interlocking Logistics Global Network for advanced logistics in Europe and measure the Logistics Global Network Connectivity (LGNC) of the host cities; (ii) to explore the variables explaining each the cities' score on the LGNC. The aim is achieved by means of a mixed methodological approach based on Taylor's Interlocking Network Model and via econometric analysis through Ordinary Least Square regression (OLS).

Original languageEnglish
Article number102624
JournalJournal of Transport Geography
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Advanced logistics service
  • Europe
  • Global cities
  • Logistics global network connectivity
  • Third-party logistics (3PL)
  • World City network


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