A MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS OF LOGISTICS STRUCTURE AS A FACTOR OF COMPETITIVENESS
The importance of logistics structure to economies is becoming increasingly significant and in order to support the economic growth based on exports, governments have sought to constantly improve the quality of logistics infrastructure of their countries, ensuring and promoting competitiveness of its production internationally. The consensus is that the logistics structure forms a vital link in the entire chain of trade, contributing to the international competitiveness of a country. This study aims to characterize the country as its logistics structure and relationship of this result to the promotion of competitiveness for them by relevance participation in world trade. To reach that goal the methodological procedure was performed a literature search and analysis of secondary data. Initially, through the identification and validation of data for countries and hence the application of multivariate data analysis methods to measure dimensions that allow such classification, planning, and especially the identification of dimensions of logistics infrastructure components in terms of promotion competitiveness.
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