Can Business Strategy Influence Policy Cycles?

This paper describes how the development of effective policy measures to improve the operation of transport markets depends ultimately on having good models that can both explain and predict the behavior of individual users of the transport system. Travel behavior research has mainly concentrated on the development of models of individual behavior and therefore of passenger transport. There are good reasons for this: business behavior (whether for passenger or freight) has historically been seen to be more stable and more easily predicted simply by predicting the business cycle; individual travel is more likely to have a higher proportion of discretionary travel and thus more likely to be more easily influenced by policy measures that are designed to manage capacity. However, a number of changes have occurred in the past two decades that suggests that the traditional approaches may be less appropriate in understanding the current problems of transport policy.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 215-229
  • Monograph Title: Competition and Ownership in Land Transport Passenger Transport

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  • Accession Number: 01051373
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080450957
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 2007 10:08AM