A model of Depth of Resource Interfaces in Networks
2016 (English)In: 32nd IMP Conference, 2016Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
This paper develops a conceptualization of resource interfaces and its two dimensions of connectedness and depth and contributes with enhanced knowledge and understanding of resource interfaces in networks. The purpose is to increase the knowledge of the links between the connectedness and depth dimensions of resource interfaces. To this end we investigate a core physical logistics resource in terms of a railway network that is organized by one actor but utilized by many to create some logistics services. Given the existence of this core physical logistics resource, we investigate how various resources interact in this network as many actors collaborate to produce logistics services. This paper contributes with a model of depth of resource interfaces in networks based on empirical characterisations of resource interfaces in a logistics network. Drawing on a detailed case study we illustrate the character of resource interfaces in an analysis of interacting resource types. We show how the development of resource interfaces in a logistics network context can be understood in terms of models emphasizing the connectedness and depth of resource interfaces.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Resource Interfaces, Interface Depth, Imprints, Logistics
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52316OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-52316DiVA: diva2:971679
32nd IMP Conference, Poznan, Poland, August 30 - September 3, 2016