1. bookVolume 9 (2021): Issue 1 (June 2021)
Journal Details
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08 Sep 2015
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2 times per year
access type Open Access

Transport Infrastructure Quality and Logistics Performance in Exports

Published Online: 04 Jun 2021
Page range: 107 - 124
Received: 26 Feb 2021
Accepted: 18 Mar 2021
Journal Details
First Published
08 Sep 2015
Publication timeframe
2 times per year

The quality of transport infrastructure and the efficiency of logistics services enhance economic development. This study measures the effects of transport-freight common modals and logistics performance on the exports of goods in 29 developing economies based on micro fixed-effects panel data for the period 2012–2018. The endogenous model proved a positive relationship with countries’ outward orientation, highlighting the importance of transport infrastructure and logistics resources. The results revealed that the quality of roads and ports contribute significantly to higher exports in developing economies. However, the quality of airport infrastructure and logistics show a harmful effect. Notably, the logistics services level is a detrimental factor impacting the export of goods in developing economies. These results may adversely impact the potential contributions of other transport assets based on intermodal transport functionality and global market participation. Therefore, governments should prioritize formulating innovative policies and integration strategies with the private sector to improve the performance of logistics providers and fully utilize current transportation assets, particularly airports. These plans will facilitate higher exports, yield better development, and improve economic competitiveness while expanding export product diversification opportunities.


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