Transport and Logistics in Dubai: A High Stakes Play

Transport and Logistics in Dubai: A High Stakes Play

Michael Thorpe (Curtin University, Australia) and Sumit Mitra (Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0065-2.ch002
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Abstract

The phased development of Dubai’s transport and logistics sector over the past several decades has culminated in the establishment of a major regional commercial hub, a so-called “aerotropolis”. Although a work-in-progress, several stages of this long-term project are already operational, and construction remains ongoing. The future success of this government project is unclear. In the public sector, there exist major challenges, some reflective of the need to efficiently manage and coordinate such a huge undertaking while others stem from the uncertainties of a competitive global market-place. For individual companies and industries (public and private) looking to participate and commit to the venture, a number of issues need to be addressed in the formulation of business strategies.

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