Transport and Logistics Studies
Directors: Professor Ramaswami Sridharan and Professor Gordon Boyce.
Participants: Richard Oloruntoba, Professor Howard Dick, Dr. Paul Barnes (QUT), and Professor Graydon Henning
This program is dedicated to the study of themes in transport, logistics and supply chain management. The focus is on both historical and present day developments. We are interested in the systemic aspects of these subject areas and explore the dynamics of related socio-technical infrastructures. The research examines organisations involved in transport, logistics and supply chain operations, and it explores inter-organisational links between these units. Infrastructure is broadly conceived and includes both physical assets as well as social and cultural mechanisms that sustain distribution broad conceived. Of particular interest are the security concerns for vital transport systems.
Boyce, G., "Language and Culture in a Liverpool Merchant Family Firm, 1870-1950," Business History Review, (Harvard), 84 (Spring, 2010), 1-26.
Boyce, G., "Edward Bates and Sons, 1897-1915; Tramping Operations in Recession and Recovery," forthcoming, International Journal of Maritime History, June 2011.
Boyce, G. The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-scale Enterprise; The Furness Interests, 1891-1919. Forthcoming in Research in Maritime History series, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2011.