The paper describes a theory of transport demand from the viewpoint of the classical theory of the firm. A demand function for transport is developed not only with respect to transport rate, but also with respect to transport time, loss and damage rates, packing costs, etc. Thus some transport quality variables are shown to enter the theory easily and yield intuitively plausible results. The model also yields a decision rule for transport mode selection in industries facing fixed market prices.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Allen, W B
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 9-14
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM