Title: Sustainable transportation: an overview, framework and further research directions

Authors: Rameshwar Dubey; Angappa Gunasekaran

Addresses: Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Symbiosis International University, Plot No. A-23, Shravan Sector, CIDCO, New Nashik – 422008, India ' Charlton College of Business, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, USA

Abstract: In our study we have attempted to develop a theoretical framework for sustainable transportation based on synthesis of exhaustive review of extant literature. To test the framework statistically, a structured questionnaire was designed. Measures for the questionnaire were adopted from extant literature and to operationalise the constructs further, the questionnaire was to be pretested. Adding to this, the validity of the constructs was examined using confirmatory factor analysis followed by partial least square-structural equation modelling to test research hypotheses. The statistical analyses suggest that model exceed the threshold limit for goodness of fit test. Except government policy, all five research hypotheses are accepted. The present study is a unique contribution in terms of its theoretical implications and practical use. Finally, our research findings were concluded and further research directions were outlined.

Keywords: sustainable transport; clean energy; construct validity; partial least squares; PLS; structural equation modelling; SEM; sustainability; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2015.072678

International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 2015 Vol.7 No.6, pp.695 - 718

Received: 27 Jun 2014
Accepted: 10 Sep 2014

Published online: 23 Oct 2015 *

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