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A Study on Productivity Factors of Chinese Container Terminals
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A Study on Productivity Factors of Chinese Container Terminals
Lu, Bo; Park, Nam-Kyu;
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The container port industry has been variously studied by many researchers, because the contemporary container transportation and container port industries play a pivotal role in globalization of the world economy. For container terminals, the productivity, affected by many factors, is an important target in measuring container terminal performance. Under this background, finding the critical factors affecting the productivity is necessary. Regression analysis can be used to identify which independent variables are related to the dependent variable, and explore the relationships of them. The aim of paper is to evaluate the factors affecting the productivity of Chinese major terminals by using a regression statistical analysis modeling approach, which is to establish the variable preprocessing model (VPM) and regression analysis model (RAM), by means of collecting the major Chinese container terminals data in the year of 2008.
Chinese Container Terminal;Productivity;Variables Pre-processing Model;Regression Analysis;Critical Factor;
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