American Society of Civil Engineers


Modality of Competition-Cooperation among Freight Transportation Modes


by Hong-qi Li, (School of Transportation Science and Engineering, BeiHang University. No. 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100191. E-mail: lihongqi@buaa.edu.cn) and Qiang Song, (School of Humanities and Social Science, BeiHang University. No. 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China, 100191. E-mail: css@buaa.edu.cn)
Section: Transportation Economics, Policy, and Strategy, pp. 51-62, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41186(421)6)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICCTP 2011: Towards Sustainable Transportation Systems
Abstract: It is shown by the practice that cooperation and competition are ubiquitous in the freight transportation market. The relationships among freight transportation modes are laid out on diagrams. Modality of competition or cooperation and its evolvement paths are investigated through theoretic analysis of synergetic models and the demonstration of China. We conclude: (1) the relationships among different freight transportation modes can be classified as no-relationship, competition-leading, cooperation-leading, and competition. These relationships can be laid on a two-dimension phase diagram (2) there are three mainstream evolvement modalities of the freight transportation market driven by competition-cooperation: "No-relationship — Competition-leading — and Coopetition", "No-relationship — Competition-leading — Cooperation-leading" and "No-relationship — Competition-leading — Coopetition and — Cooperation-leading."


ASCE Subject Headings:
Competition
Freight transportation
China
Regional development