THE MEDIATOR ROLE OF GLOBAL CONNECTEDNESS IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOGISTICS PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Ümit ÇELEBİ, Mustafa Emre CİVELEK
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v6i4.321

Abstract

Economic growth indicates a decent standard of living but it falls short of explaining human well-being and economic development in the long run. Human development, by being a broader concept, includes not only economic growth but also education and health indicators. It, therefore, better indicates longer term economic development and human well-being of a country. Number of studies already point to a significant relationship between logistics performance and economic growth. This research investigates whether a similar relationship between logistics performance and human development exists and the mediator role of global connectedness, which is related to both concepts.  The purpose of this study, therefore, is to examine the mediator role of global connectedness in the relationship between logistics performance and human development. The results of the analysis show that global connectedness plays a partial mediator role in the relationship between logistics performance and human development.

Keywords

Logistics Performance Index; Global Connectedness Index; Human Development Index

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