Empirical Study of Influence of Information Industry on Logistics Development in Convergence Perspective


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by Diping Zhang, School of Sciences, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, P. R. China, 310023., zhangdiping163@163.com,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: ICLEM 2010: Logistics For Sustained Economic Development: Infrastructure, Information, Integration

Abstract: By calculating the driving coefficient of information industry level and the information industry growth elasticity, this article analyzes dynamically the promoting role of information industry for logistics economy. Further, based on the data of 1990–2007, this study constructs state space model and studies empirically the promoting effect of information industry on logistics industry. The results show that information industry has effectively facilitated the rational allocation of resources in logistics industry and the convergence of logistics industry; it also promoted logistics development although its role is not significant enough. At the same time, the correlation degree of information industry and logistics industry that is calculated by gray correlation model shows that convergence degree of information industry and logistics industry is comparatively weak. Regarding this, the article puts forward some corresponding proposals from the following aspects: the cultivation of logistics information environment, the application of information technology in logistics, the introduction and training of professionals in logistics industry, etc.

Subject Headings: Logistics | Industries | Information management | Case studies | Convergence (mathematics) | Model analysis | Industrial facilities | Elastic analysis | Data processing | Dynamic analysis |

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