PORTS VERSUS PORTALS: INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIVITY AND THE BUNDLING OF TANGIBLES AND INTANGIBLES
Few studies have jointly analyzed the physical and digital infrastructural networks and their link with global knowledge and value creation, even though we have established that co- terminus nature of these networks. Our reading of the current literatures leads us to conclude that this lacuna may be the result of the disciplinary focus of most research. Hence we would like to expect inter-, multi-, and cross-disciplinary approaches to yield important new insights. The foundational disciplines of iBEGIN (international business, economic geography and innovation studies) form the starting point, but we expect that this exercise will also be informed by many others like international economics and supply chain management.