Horizontal Cooperation in Transport and Logistics: A Literature Review

Frans Cruijssen, Wout Dullaert, Hein Fleuren

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This article presents a broad review of horizontal cooperation in transport and logistics. This topic is fast gaining momentum in the logistics sector and is thus highly relevant from a practical point of view. Moreover, horizontal cooperation is also interesting from a theoretical perspective because it can be approached by various disciplines, offering a forum for economists, operations researchers, and psychologists, among others. The purpose of this article is to provide a starting point for intensified future research on the topic of horizontal cooperation. In addition to a discussion of various types of horizontal cooperation and closely related literature, the drivers, impediments, and facilitators are reviewed and supported by an extensive bibliography. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-39
Number of pages18
JournalTransportation Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • Cooperation
  • Economists
  • Horizontal cooperation
  • Logistics
  • SUPPLY chains
  • Transportation
  • vertical cooperation


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