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Organizational Changes Related to the Launch of ITS on the Example of Lodz

  • Remigiusz KozlowskiEmail author
  • Per EngelsethEmail author
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Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 1049)

Abstract

Managing city logistics in large cities is a challenge. As a rule, this is done by several organizational units appointed by the territorial self-government as well as units belonging directly to the structures of the city office. The management system is constantly changing under the influence of various factors such as legal requirements, the strategy implemented by the local government or technology. Research in this area has been subject to a scientific inquiry for decades and these results are still interesting both because of their academic as well as business practice contribution. Contingency theory combined with network theory is together applied as an approach to consider the complementary roles of interaction, interdependence and integration in the studied network. The implementation of intelligent transportation systems (ITS) necessitates further changes in the urban logistics management system. The article contains the results of research in this area on the example of Lodz, where the largest ITS system in Poland operates.

Keywords

Networks Intelligent transport systems Organizational changes 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Mr Michał Sarnacki, the Head of the Department of Traffic Engineering and Traffic Control Board of Roads and Transport in Lodz for help in preparing empirical materials used in this article.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of LodzLodzPoland
  2. 2.Molde University CollegeMoldeNorway

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