Antagonistic threats against transports in EU in a supply
2010 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Purpose of this paper
To analysis the risk for antagonistic threats against transports in EU in order to find
patterns, trends and theoretical framework in order to better handle these risks from a
supply chain perspective.
The research is based on a system-theoretical approach, which emphasizes a holistic view
instead of the characteristics of the different parts. The research method used in this paper
is deductive. The analysis is based on official statistics over antagonistic threats against
transports in EU within a frame of reference consisting of theories from supply chain risk
management and criminology.
There is no silver bullet for solving antagonistic threats as it has always been a part of the
business. Within this understanding there are many changes in hot spots, modus operandi,
theft endangered objects and handling methods during time, but the basic theoretical frame
of reference is still more or less the same.
Research limitations/implications (if applicable)
The research is based on theoretical deduction together with official statistics regarding
antagonistic threats. The geographically limitation to the EU is done of practical reasons
whiles the frame of reference can be used globally for analysis antagonistic threats against
Practical implications (if applicable)
This research is limited by the lack of reliable information sources about criminal activities
against logistics business. Secondary sources, like official crime statistics, are at best
untrustworthy but more likely filled with large parts of hidden statistics. By using several
different and independent official statistical sources and analysis the results within a
common frame of reference can the validity of the research be secure.
What is original/value of paper This paper is a step towards bringing theories from criminology into the scientific field of
logistics and supply chain risk management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Law (excluding Law and Society) Business Administration
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-6342Local ID: 2320/6353OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-6342DiVA: diva2:887029