Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: How Supply Chains affect Economies of Agglomeration. Evidence from Port of Constanta, Economics& Sociology
Issue: Vol. 6, No 1, 2013
Published date: 20-05-2013 (print) / 20-05-2013 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Crăciun Mădălin Alexandru
Keywords: economies, supply chain, container terminal, Constanta Port
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2013/6-1/4
Index PUBMS: 20876460-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 46-59 (14)
JEL classification: R11, R12, L91, L14, L20

In this paper I analyse how the economic agglomeration of a port is affected by the integration of companies composing it into international supply chains, studying the specific case of container terminals from Constanta Port. To notice the effects that supply chains have on the economies of agglomeration Iobserve internal and external economies from the perspectives of scale, scope and complexity. Afterwards, to emphasize the distinction between supply chains and agglomeration economies I engage in a comparative study between a global and a local terminal operator, both active on Constanta Port container handling market