The implementation of workplace transport demand management in large organisations

Rye, T., 1997. The implementation of workplace transport demand management in large organisations. PhD, Nottingham Trent University.

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Workplace transport demand management (TDM) is a means of reducing the number of employees who travel to work on their own by car. TDM programmes aim to do this by offering a package of incentives and disincentives to employees to get them to consider changes in their travel behaviour.

This thesis examines attempts to develop workplace TDM at five public sector employers, one in southern California, three in Nottingham and one in Hertfordshire. The degree to which plans for workplace TDM were implemented at each site is examined: only one of the case study workplaces had a fully developed TDM programme up and running, whilst the others were in various stages of planning. Employee attitudes to TDM and related issues are also considered.

The degree to which TDM was implemented at each site is then explained with reference to organizational theory. Factors such as organizational culture, power, organizational structure and communication are found to be critical to the successful development of TDM at the workplace. The theory of corporate social responsibility is also found to be helpful in explaining the degree to which each workplace adopted TDM. Finally, a model of implementation is postulated.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Rye, T.
Date: 1997
ISBN: 9781369325102
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 25 Jun 2021 13:13
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2023 15:21

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