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Service Traffic: an entrepreneurial view on travel behaviour

Hebes, Paul and Menge, Julius and Lenz, Barbara (2010) Service Traffic: an entrepreneurial view on travel behaviour. 12th World Conference on Transport Research, 11.-15. Juli 2010, Lissabon, Portugal.

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Abstract

Services become more and more important in industrialized countries. Yet, very little is known about the traffic initiated by the provision of these services. Particularly, the role of firms is an unexplored field of research. However, to know how firms influence travel behaviour is crucial for practitioners and modelling commercial transport as a whole. The paper provides new perspectives on how companies affect travel behaviour, covering the field of service traffic. We use two different empirical datasets (two German surveys) to reveal crucial predictors which allow insight into the entrepreneurial impact on travel characteristics and patterns. Applying cluster analysis and logistic regression modelling it is shown that internal structure, internal process and external structure factors have a significant impact on travel patterns and behaviour.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Service Traffic: an entrepreneurial view on travel behaviour
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hebes, Paulpaul.hebes@dlr.de
Menge, JuliusJulius.Menge@senstadt.berlin.de
Lenz, BarbaraBarbara.Lenz@dlr.de
Date:July 2010
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:service traffic, travel behaviour, company
Event Title:12th World Conference on Transport Research
Event Location:Lissabon, Portugal
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11.-15. Juli 2010
Organizer:Instituto Superior Técnico (IST)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V -- no assignement
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Wirtschaftsverkehr
Institute of Transport Research > Passenger Transport
Deposited By: Paul Hebes
Deposited On:05 Jan 2011 15:08
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:12

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