Logistics-oriented free trade zones as national competitive advantage: analysis of Dominican Republic case as platform for NGOs during Haiti earthquake

Riga, Roberto (A.A. 2010/2011) Logistics-oriented free trade zones as national competitive advantage: analysis of Dominican Republic case as platform for NGOs during Haiti earthquake. Tesi di Laurea in International business, LUISS Guido Carli, relatore John Alwyn Mathews, pp. 183. [Master's Degree Thesis]

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Logistics is the key of the management of the future. With globalization and internationalization of firms, logistics appears the only way to overcome all the risks related to them. Markets are becoming dynamic and logistics is a very important topic for the national development of a country. Globalization and internationalization are new concepts, but all the tools used to face them, are not something of new. Free Harbors or Free Trade Zones are concepts of the past but still used nowadays. The discussion is divided in two main parts. In the first one there is all the theory behind the usage of economic zones to develop an entire country economy. This part is divided into three chapters. The first one is a description of all the forms of development zones used in the history, focusing on Free Trade Zones. The second chapter is about Port Hinterlands as development zones of the future. The third one is a general overview of the Dominican Republic and its development model based on economic zones. The second part represents the practice through the description of the role of Dominican Free Trade Zones during the Haiti earthquake. This part is divided in other three chapters. The fist one is a general overview of food fortification technology as innovative aid to Haiti and its linkage with Free Trade Zones activities and logistics. The second chapter describes the creation of a logistics cluster in the Dominican Republic by United Nations, for the Haiti earthquake. While the last chapter is a business case, describing how Oxfam worked for the supply of fortified food to a Haitian orphanage, using the Dominican Republic as platform for coordination and logistics. The work is consequence of a eight months experience on the field between Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince, in order to describe the concept of Logistics for NGOs and the National Competitive Advantages of the Dominican Republic for this particular case.


Bibliografia: pp. 162-169.

Thesis Type: Master's Degree Thesis
Institution: LUISS Guido Carli
Degree Program: Master's Degree Programs > Master's Degree Program in General Management, English language (LM-77)
Chair: International business
Thesis Supervisor: Mathews, John Alwyn
Thesis Co-Supervisor: Bartoli, Gloria
Academic Year: 2010/2011
Session: Autumn
Deposited by: Maria Teresa Nisticò
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 14:31
Last Modified: 19 May 2015 23:01
URI: https://tesi.luiss.it/id/eprint/6674


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