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Publication date: 1 August 2002

Stuart James

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Reference Reviews, vol. 16 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0950-4125

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Publication date: 10 June 2021

George Baltas and Christina Giakoumaki

For several years, the classic car market has been attracting considerable media and public attention, but the research literature is virtually nonexistent. The purpose of…

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For several years, the classic car market has been attracting considerable media and public attention, but the research literature is virtually nonexistent. The purpose of this paper is to address the factors that determine the values of classic car models and explain the remarkable price differences among them.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper develops and tests a set of research hypotheses about the effects of model characteristics on market values in the context of a generalized hedonic price model that also accounts for heterogeneity among classic car brands.

Findings

It is demonstrated that classic car model values reside at several levels and are determined by observable characteristics pertaining to aesthetics, rarity, engineering and performance. In addition, we show that classic car marques play a critical role in the determination of model values and account for considerable variation in values, even after controlling for observable model attributes

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This is one of the first empirical studies to address classic car model value formation. The findings reveal how measurable, observable factors determine classic car model values and augment our understanding of a very interesting but understudied market.

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Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1026-4116

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Publication date: 31 May 2021

Rekha Dahiya and Dimpy Sachar

Role of digital channels in car buying has increased manifold and consumers are making significant use of various digital channels throughout the decision-making process…

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Role of digital channels in car buying has increased manifold and consumers are making significant use of various digital channels throughout the decision-making process. However, there are very less number of studies available if one wishes to understand the specific reason(s) for the use of a particular digital channel of communication. This study deals with the identifications of the reason(s) leading towards the usage of particular digital channel of communication while buying a car.

Design/methodology/approach

Quantitative methodology was adopted for the study. A total of 10 digital channels namely the websites, social networking sites, YouTube, Smartphones, Online communities, Digital TV, Digital Outdoors, e-mails and others were considered in the study. Data was collected from 603 car buyers from Delhi using digital channels of communication.

Findings

The results of the study revealed that Website and YouTube were used for being compatible. Social networking sites, smartphones, digital outdoors and e-mails were used for being informative. Online communities were used for offering customers and experts' reviews. Digital TV was used for being easy to use.

Research limitations/implications

The study considers the respondents from Delhi only. A more representative sample covering various parts of the country would offer more relevant results for the marketers as digital divide existing between rural and urban India cannot be simply ignored.

Practical implications

The study reveals that car buyers are making ample usage of digital channels wherein website is the most used digital channel and smartphones are the most used digital devices used by the car buyers.

Social implications

Study also reveals that car buyers might use search engines to reach the marketer's website, so effective search engine optimization (SEO) strategies should be adopted. Important keywords used in the search engines should be used in the website as well as in the links.

Originality/value

Majority of the available studies use digital as an umbrella term for myriad digital channels. So understanding about the usage of specific channel of communication remains an under-researched area. Such understanding strengths and broadens the existing knowledge about technology mediated consumer behaviour especially in extended problem-solving product category.

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South Asian Journal of Marketing, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2719-2377

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Publication date: 1 February 1999

P. Vavasour and C. Vignali

The article highlights the importance of the company car as a major motivational tool used by employers when developing their employment policies. Research was carried out…

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The article highlights the importance of the company car as a major motivational tool used by employers when developing their employment policies. Research was carried out in a specific industry to highlight the differences that were perceived by employees in competing companies within a specific market sector. Changes in the Government Tax Laws with regard to “benefit in kind”, have tainted the individuals’ view of what was a key motivational tool. The different variables that employers assume are essential factors are highlighted, whilst closer analysis indicates the differing perceived value to the employee. The differing views are based on the varying levels of needs sustained by employees whilst the examination of the hierarchy of these needs is identified within the target groups selected. A clearer perception of how a major motivational tool can act as a demotivator is highlighted, and the findings are evaluated in the conclusions of the article.

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Career Development International, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1362-0436

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Publication date: 1 January 1966

L. J. Sellers, L. J. Danckwerts and L. J. Winn

July 21, 1966. Negligence — Contributory negligence — Plaintiff workman crushed by guide car in steelworks — Movement of car without warning after plaintiff discharged…

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July 21, 1966. Negligence — Contributory negligence — Plaintiff workman crushed by guide car in steelworks — Movement of car without warning after plaintiff discharged from car to repair another vehicle —Car driver's admitted negligence — Plaintiff's assumption that guide car would not be moved — Whether assumption justified — Whether failure to keep a proper look out — Whether contributory negligence. Damages — Quantum — Semi‐paraplegic — Grave injuries to lower part of body — Plaintiff fit for light work and mobile — Proper amount of damages.

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Managerial Law, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 7 April 2021

Tejas R. Shah and Tejal T. Shah

The purpose of the study is to explore and analyze m-car rental service quality dimensions.

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Purpose

The purpose of the study is to explore and analyze m-car rental service quality dimensions.

Design/methodology/approach

Exploratory factor analysis method is applied to explore the m-car rental service quality dimensions. Further, confirmatory factor analysis is done to prove the reliability and validity of the factors using AMOS 22.0.

Findings

The results reveal the m-car rental service quality dimensions: ambient quality, technical quality, comfort, safety and employee service, mobile convenience, mobile responsiveness, mobile efficiency and reliability and mobile safety and billing.

Research limitations/implications

The explored dimensions of car rental services are in Indian environment. So, these dimensions can be further validated in other similar cultural context.

Practical implications

The proposed measurements can also be applied to measure and compare the service quality performance of car rental firms.

Originality/value

Current literature does not confirm the stable factor structure of m-car rental service quality. This study confirms the reliable and valid dimensions of care rental service through mobile app.

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International Journal of Innovation Science, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1757-2223

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Auto Motives
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ISBN: 978-0-85-724234-1

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Publication date: 15 February 2011

Karen Lucas

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Auto Motives
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ISBN: 978-0-85-724234-1

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Publication date: 5 September 2014

John Bates

This chapter examines the primary factors affecting the demand for parking, distinguishing between residential demands and parking at other destinations. The demand for…

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This chapter examines the primary factors affecting the demand for parking, distinguishing between residential demands and parking at other destinations. The demand for parking relates not only to where people may want to park, but also at what time and for how long.

Methodology/approach

This chapter is largely based on an analysis of the Great Britain National Travel Survey (NTS), over the period 2002–2010. While data on residential parking is straightforward to obtain, extracting data for non-residential parking involves ‘following’ successive trips made by the same vehicle and deriving the duration of parking, using the NTS 7-day trip diary.

Findings

At the home end, the main variations in parking demand are related to housing type and residential density: the issues associated with residential parking are essentially an urban problem. At the destination end, commuting parking dominates because (a) it is the largest single purpose category; (b) with the minor exception of Holiday parking, it has the greatest duration; and (c) the onset of working time is more concentrated than that for other purposes. Nonetheless, at the peak of destination parking activity (around 12 noon), other purposes add about 44% to the base demand due to workplace parking.

The analysis also reveals that only a small percentage of destination parking acts make any payment, and that for those that do, the average is under £2 per stay. On an annual basis, it is suggested that parking consumes about 3% of motoring expenditure but 97% of motoring time (on average).

Practical implications

Residential Parking is only a significant problem at higher densities (above 45 ppHa, say) where the housing types required to support the population density result in competition for on-street parking. For non-residential parking, the dominance of commuter parking causes particular problems both in terms of space provision and its impact on mode choice. Neither form of parking capacity appears to be well managed by current pricing policy, at least on the basis of the British evidence.

Originality/value of paper

To the author’s knowledge, diary travel surveys have not previously been analysed to investigate parking demand. While the technique is most relevant to multiple-day diaries like NTS, the approach opens up the possibility of more extensive analysis of other surveys to reveal the patterns of parking, and duration in particular.

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Parking Issues and Policies
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-919-5

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Publication date: 18 April 2018

Andreas Herrmann, Walter Brenner and Rupert Stadler

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Autonomous Driving
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ISBN: 978-1-78714-834-5

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