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Euro-trans GbmH to internationalize to Croatia
Euro-trans GbmH to internationalize to Croatia

Author(s): Lina Lefstadt, Till Steinmann, Paul Crowley, Thomas van den Berg, Menno de Lind van Wijngaarden
Subject(s): Supranational / Global Economy, Business Economy / Management, Transport / Logistics
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: case study; SMEs; internationalization; Croatia; Euro-trans GmbH;
Summary/Abstract: Logistics and transport connect our increasingly globalized world. In The Netherlands, it is common to make purchases online, where an “order before” 12.00/15.00/19.00/even as late as 23.00 for next-day-delivery service is soon becoming the norm. Our clothes, our food, our technology, our furniture, our building materials, yes, basically everything that you can think of, traveled hundreds, if not thousands of kilometres at different stages of completion before reaching us as a finished good, to be consumed. Some travel by sea, some by air, and some by land, divided between the railways and roads. Road transport, a market growing for the fifth consecutive year in the EU, is up almost 35% in tonnes of goods per kilometre between 2013 and 2017 (Eurostat, 2018). Not only did the number of goods transported go up during these years, but also the number of kilometres driven has increased. Truck drivers are therefore in increasingly high demand, and need to cope with the ever-growing demand from consumers and businesses to transport goods across the continent, as well as across countries, as fast as possible and as cheaply as possible. Because not only do we, the consumers, want things delivered to our doorsteps at the speed of light, but we are not really willing to pay extra for it (McKinsey, 2016). This is driving prices across the sector down as part of the competition for clients; whilst expenses are increasing with the rising fuel prices and growing environmental concern (Rapier, 2018).

  • Page Range: 31-40
  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: English