Governance of the logistics sector in Morocco: power and influence between stakeholders
Logistics creates added value and is essential for job creation. It could make it possible to integrate in Morocco corporate functions that are still performed in Europe. It could also boost the Moroccan economy by creating new services that are indispensable to multinationals, such as the emergence of logistics service providers and logistics platforms that create added value and enable the Moroccan economy to move upmarket.
Governance of the logistics sector in Morocco is managed by the AMDL, which implements all the rules and standards needed to develop the sector and manage relations between the various stakeholders in the sector. These stakeholders may have relations of power or influence with each other, depending on the importance and weight of each player in the sector.
The aim of our research is to identify the relationships of power and influence between stakeholders in the sector, to detect the governance of the sector. We used a qualitative study based on interviews with key stakeholders and deduced significant data on power and influence relationships between sector stakeholders. We processed this data using the Mactor tool, which analyzes potential alliances and conflicts between sector stakeholders through the establishment of matrices, enabling us to examine the potential for change in relationships between stakeholders. The results show that the sector is influenced by a very dominant stakeholder, the marginal secant, who forces the other stakeholders to negotiate the decisions taken in this sector.
Keywords: Governance - Logistics sector - influences
JEL Classification: O16, G38, M21
Paper type: Empirical research
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