American Society of Civil Engineers

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

by Diping Zhang, (School of Sciences, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, Hangzhou, P. R. China, 310023. E-mail:
Section: Volume III - Logistics and Transport Information and Technology, pp. 2148-2154, (doi:

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Document type: Conference 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.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Empirical equations
Information management