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DECOUPLAGE ET ENCASTREMENT ENTRE PRESTATAIRES LOGISTIQUES ET GRANDE DISTRIBUTION : CAS D'UNE PRATIQUE VOLONTAIRE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE AU SEIN D'UNE LOGISTIQUE " PLUG AND PLAY "

Alain George 1
1 Comptabilités et Société
MRM - Montpellier Research in Management
Abstract : The Mass-market retailing logistics relies on an organization multi-actor whose principles of flexibility and adaptability to the lesser cost are the levers of a performance based on the substitutability of the logistics service providers (LSP). This organization leads to a strategic dependence of PSL with respect to the large distribution. However, some providers incorporate a sustainable development approach. The problematic of the thesis is as follows: Why and how logistics providers incorporate, voluntarily, a sustainable development policy within the outbound logistics chain of the Mass-market Retail? The theoretical framework is first based on the model "Plug and Play". It allows characterizing the logistics of the Mass-market Retailing by asset specificity and contract approach. It is complemented by the theory of decoupling and embeddedness, according to White, which helps to explain the blocking attribute of the "Plug and Play" model and possible action of LSP. The methodology chosen is an abductive exploratory approach in a moderate constructivist position. It relies on an in-depth case study of an outbound logistics of a Mass-market Retailing and its LSP. A triangulation of methods essentially mobilizes a qualitative approach through interviews, but also a quantitative survey. The results of the research show, in the case studied, that the LSP are embedded in logistics 'Plug and Play' of the trade, and on which they are dependents. In response, some providers attempt to decouple themselves from the 'Plug and Play', by integrating a sustainable development policy and embedded themselves in a model of "Plug and Play" where the power relations between LSP and the trade is balanced.
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Alain George. DECOUPLAGE ET ENCASTREMENT ENTRE PRESTATAIRES LOGISTIQUES ET GRANDE DISTRIBUTION : CAS D'UNE PRATIQUE VOLONTAIRE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE AU SEIN D'UNE LOGISTIQUE " PLUG AND PLAY ". Gestion et management. Université Montpellier II - Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, 2013. Français. ⟨tel-00922077⟩

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