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Application of the discrete variable investment model to analyse the decision to adopt e-business among transport and logistics companies

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Nguyen, H-O and Tongzon, J, Application of the discrete variable investment model to analyse the decision to adopt e-business among transport and logistics companies, International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 15, (4) pp. 251-267. ISSN 1367-5567 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/13675567.2012.741221

Abstract

In the era of globalisation, and information and communications technology (ICT), e-business can be critical to the competitiveness and growth of transport and logistics companies. This study aims to identify and evaluate the effect of various factors influential to the decision to adopt e-business among transport and logistics companies. A discrete variable investment model is developed and applied to the survey data of transport and logistics companies in Australia. The results of the analysis indicate that business nature, current use of ICT and perceived benefits of ICT have a significant impact on the decision to adopt e-business, while business expectations, the year of establishment, number of employees and barriers to adoption do not significantly affect the adoption decision. The results of the analysis shed light on the behaviour of transport and logistics companies and the sector’s overall viewtowards adoption of e-business.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:e-business, information and communication technology, investment, transport and logistics, multinomial logistic regression, Australia
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Transport Economics
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Other Transport
Objective Field:Transport not elsewhere classified
Author:Nguyen, H-O (Dr Oanh Nguyen)
Author:Tongzon, J (Dr Jose Tongzon)
ID Code:83318
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:NC Ports and Shipping
Deposited On:2013-03-08
Last Modified:2014-10-06
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