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Investigating the factors influencing Australian logistics companies toward environmental activity adoption


Sadeghian Esfahani, S and Cahoon, S and Chen, S-L and Pateman, H and Sajadi, SM, Investigating the factors influencing Australian logistics companies toward environmental activity adoption, Maritime Business Review pp. 1-14. ISSN 2397-3757 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1108/MABR-12-2020-0073


Purpose: This paper aims to examine 12 factors influencing environmental activity adoption by Australian logistics companies.

Design/methodology/approach: After a literature review and collect the major factors influencing environmental activity adoption, exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and Friedman test are used to cluster and prioritize these factors through a Web survey.

Findings: The results of EFA show that these factors belong to three main groups including social and economic, pressure and governmental factors. The results of a Friedman test prioritizes 12 factors to find which factors have the greatest importance toward the adoption of environmental activity by managers of Australian logistics companies and reveals that governmental regulation, fuel and energy prices and the potential for achieving a competitive advantage, had the first to third ranking, respectively. Some new influencing factors in implementing environmental activities are found such as the willingness to be the market leader, responsibility and risk mitigation.

Research limitations/implications: This paper contributes to the literature by exploring the new factors influencing environmental adoption.

Practical implications: Australian logistics managers can use the results of this paper in developing their strategies and public policymakers can also use these results to improve sustainable development.

Originality/value: This is the first paper that clusters and prioritizes factors influencing environmental adoption in the Australian logistics industry.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:environmental activity adoption, influencing factors, logistics management
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Air transportation and freight services
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable commercial services and tourism
Objective Field:Management of gaseous waste from commercial services and tourism (excl. greenhouse gases)
UTAS Author:Sadeghian Esfahani, S (Dr Sonia Sadeghian Esfahani)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Professor Stephen Cahoon)
UTAS Author:Chen, S-L (Associate Professor Peggy Chen)
UTAS Author:Pateman, H (Dr Hilary Pateman)
ID Code:144744
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2021-06-07
Last Modified:2021-09-22

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