eCite Digital Repository

Policy agenda for sustainable intermodal transport in China: An application of the multiple streams framework


Ge, J and Shi, W and Wang, X, Policy agenda for sustainable intermodal transport in China: An application of the multiple streams framework, Sustainability, 12, (9) Article 3915. ISSN 2071-1050 (2020) [Refereed Article]


Copyright Statement

Copyright 2020 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

DOI: doi:10.3390/su12093915


Intermodal transport is widely believed to be an efficient way of organizing transportation activities because of its significant role in reducing logistics costs and emissions of air pollutants, which copes with the ever-increasing economic and environmental concerns. This paper applies the multiple streams framework (MSF) to analyze three streams (e.g., the problem stream, policy stream, and politics stream) in setting policy agenda for sustainable intermodal transport in China. By restricting the attention to the opening of the policy window and the coupling of the three streams, the motivation, process, and trend of formulating intermodal transport policy are systematically discussed. The findings show that the key to setting the policy agenda for sustainable intermodal transport in China is to strengthen collaboration among multiple interest groups, boost the national mood, and diversify the identity of policy entrepreneurs. This paper not only verifies the applicability of the MSF, but also helps us to better understand how sustainable intermodal transport policy is formulated in China, thus promoting future policy making.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sustainable intermodal transport in China, policy agenda, multiple streams framework, economic and environmental concerns
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Road transportation and freight services
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Coastal sea freight transport
UTAS Author:Shi, W (Dr Wenming Shi)
ID Code:138979
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2020-05-15
Last Modified:2020-07-24
Downloads:12 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page