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Paper info: Network Interdependencies in a Logistics Service Network: a Case Study of Offshore Oil and Gas Supply Bases

Title


Network Interdependencies in a Logistics Service Network: a Case Study of Offshore Oil and Gas Supply Bases

Authors


Ingrid O. Uthaug and
Per Engelseth
Aalesund University College
Norway
Per Engelseth

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 32nd IMP-conference in Cape Town in 2016.

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Abstract


Logistics services has in literature and by logisticians been characterized as support functions; often considered peripheral to supply chain management as well as logistics research. Offshore oil and gas supply bases (OSB) is a vital networked actor supporting petroleum logistics operations. This network role calls for viewing this network actor as analytically focal in the studied network. OSBs are classified as