Barriers of Biodiesel Adoption by Transportation Companies: A Case of Malaysian Transportation Industry

Zailani, Suhaiza and Iranmanesh, Mohammad and Sean Hyun, Sunghyup and Ali, Mohd (2019) Barriers of Biodiesel Adoption by Transportation Companies: A Case of Malaysian Transportation Industry. Sustainability, 11 (3). p. 931. ISSN 2071-1050

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3390/su11030931

Abstract

The need to develop an alternative fuel to fossil fuel is growing day by day, especially for the transportation industry, as the supply of fossil fuels is limited and is depleting at a rapid rate. One available resource that has emerged recently is biodiesel. However, the usage of biodiesel is very low among transportation companies. An investigation into the barriers of adopting biodiesel by transportation companies is the focus of the present study. A survey of 147 transportation companies in Malaysia was undertaken, and the data gathered were analyzed using partial least squares technique. Lack of government support, lack of environmental-commercial benefits, and lack of competitive pressure were found to be the barriers to biodiesel adoption. The results also indicated that differentiation strategy moderates the impact of lack of government support, lack of customer demand, lack of environmental-commercial benefits and lack of competitive pressure on biodiesel adoption. The results of this study could benefit policy makers by providing them key focus areas in which they can modify their strategies to actively and successfully promote the use of biodiesel among transportation companies in developing countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Barriers; Biodiesel adoption; Differentiation strategy; Transportation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Accountancy
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 03:57
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2019 03:57
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/22934

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