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Understanding the purchasing behaviour of a large academic institution and urban freight demand

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paulus AditjandraORCiD, Dr Tom ZunderORCiD



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This paper using a questionnaire survey methodology aims to gain a better understanding of the relationship between freight activity and (private) purchasing. The questionnaire was distributed via the human resources staff mailing. The design of questionnaire includes buying behaviour (e.g. frequency, time, type of product, value of goods), coherent campus strategy, environmental issues and socio-demographic characteristics. One of the hypothesis is that socio-demographic characteristics such as age, family size, job type and home location, are associated with the buying behaviour. A better understanding of this relationship would lead to the University to embrace a policy to reduce unexpected delivery to the campus site.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Aditjandra PT, Zunder TH

Editor(s): Eiichi Taniguchi and Russell G. Thompson

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 9th International Conference on City Logistics

Year of Conference: 2015

Pages: 728-738

Online publication date: 25/02/2016

Acceptance date: 30/03/2015

Date deposited: 26/06/2015

ISSN: 2352-1465

Publisher: Elsevier BV


DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.027

Series Title: Transportation Research Procedia