WIT Press


Assessing The Transport Impacts Of E-business In Australia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT010221

Volume

52

Pages

11

Published

2001

Size

887 kb

Author(s)

L. Ferreira, N. Smith & E. Mead

Abstract

E-business (B2B and B2C) is expected to dramatically change the way business is conducted. Assessment of the likely impact of e-business on the transport system, and hence on the natural and built environment, is thus needed. This paper reports some early findings from a study to consider e-business trends and to design a procedure for rating and ranking transport impacts of e-business for Australian conditions. The study is based on interviews with experts and the results of a review of current evidence. There is an emphasis on assessing likely environmental implications such as changes in levels of greenhouse gas emissions. 1. Introduction Here we define e -business as including e-commerce, either between businesses to business (B2B) or business to cust

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