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.
Ekonomik büyüme iyi bir yaşam standardı olduğunu göstermesine rağmen uzun vadede insani refahı ve ekonomik gelişmişliği açıklamakta yetersiz kalmaktadır. İnsani gelişmişlik, daha geniş bir kavram olarak, sadece ekonomik büyümeyi değil, aynı zamanda eğitim ve sağlık göstergelerini de içermektedir. Dolayısıyla, bir ülkenin uzun vadeli ekonomik kalkınmasını ve insan refahını daha iyi gösterir. Lojistik performans ve ekonomik büyüme arasındaki anlamlı ilişkiyi gösteren pek çok çalışma bulunmaktadır. Bu araştırma benzer ilişkinin lojistik performans ve insani gelişmişlik arasında olup olmadığına bakmakta ve her iki kavramlada ilişkili olan küresel bağlantılılığın ara değişken rolünü incelemektedir. Analiz sonuçları küresel bağlantılılığın lojistik performans ve insani gelişmişlik arasındaki ilişkide kısmi ara değişken rolü bulunduğunu göstermektedir.
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