Quotation Fürst, Elmar Wilhelm, Oberhofer, Peter, Vogelauer, Christian, Bauer, Rudolf, Herold, David Martin. 2019. Innovative methods in European road freight transport statistics : A pilot study. Journal of Statistics and Management Systems. 1-22.




By using innovative methods, such as the automated transfer of corporate electronic data to National Statistical Institutions, official transport data can be significantly improved in terms of reliability, costs and the burden on respondents. In this paper, we show that the automated compilation of statistical reports is possible and feasible. Based on previous findings, a new method and tool were developed in cooperation with two business partners from the logistics sector in Austria. The results show that the prototype could successfully be implemented at the partner companies. Improved data quality can lead to more reliable analyses in various fields. Compared to actual volumes of investments into transport, the costs of transport statistics are limited. By using the new and innovative data collection techniques, these costs can even be reduced in the long run; at the same time, the risk of bad investments and wrong decisions caused by analyses relying on poor data quality can be reduced. This results in a substantial value for business, research, the economy and the society.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Journal of Statistics and Management Systems
Language English
Title Innovative methods in European road freight transport statistics : A pilot study
Year 2019
Page from 1
Page to 22
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09720510.2019.1615676
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09720510.2019.1615676
Open Access Y
Open Access Link http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09720510.2019.1615676


Fürst, Elmar Wilhelm (Details)
Oberhofer, Peter (Former researcher)
Vogelauer, Christian (Details)
Herold, David Martin (Details)
Bauer, Rudolf (Paradigma, Austria)
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
Research Institute for Supply Chain Management FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
2804 Transport economics (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
5307 Business and management economics (Details)
5320 Marketing (Details)
5321 Market research (Details)
5332 Transport economics (Details)
5354 Business logistics (Details)
5365 Quality management (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
5615 Traffic planning, - security (Details)
5942 European integration (Details)
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