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What drives service traffic? An empirical research on corporate travel behaviour

Hebes, Paul (2011) What drives service traffic? An empirical research on corporate travel behaviour. RGS - IBG Annual International Conference, London, England.

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Abstract

Urban traffic is frequently characterized by congested roads. Passenger vehicles, light and heavy duty trucks cause traffic holdups, emit noise, contribute to air pollution (e.g. CO2, PM10 and NOX) and thus burden today’s society, environment and economy (cf. EUROPEAN COMMISSION, 2010). Service traffic like facility management, home care, maintenance, consultant services, gardening etc. generates up to 20 % of urban road traffic (SENATSVERWALTUNG FÜR STADTENTWICKLUNG 2003, p. 32). Very limited research has been done on service traffic though. It is the objective of the research presented in this contribution to help closing this gap. Specifically the paper addresses the question whether and what corporate characteristics can be linked to specific travel patterns. The work is based on an analysis of travel behaviour of firms in Germany. The methodology applies descriptive and multivariate statistics, based on data from two national surveys. The analysis of this data allows the identification of specific travel patterns of service traffic and the development of a factor model that reflects the link between characteristics of firms and corporate travel behaviour. First results indicate a clear relation between traffic patterns, economic sectors and the geographical position of customers.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:What drives service traffic? An empirical research on corporate travel behaviour
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Hebes, PaulPaul.Hebes@dlr.de
Date:August 2011
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:service traffic, companies, urban area, travel behaviour
Event Title:RGS - IBG Annual International Conference
Event Location:London, England
Event Type:international Conference
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
Deposited By: Paul Hebes
Deposited On:31 Oct 2011 08:35
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 21:23

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