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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2015, Article ID 851492, 9 pages
Research Article

Recognition and Empirical Research on Key Influencing Factors of Low Carbon Development for Logistics Company

1Department of Modern Service, Zhejiang Shuren University, No. 8, Shuren Street, Gongshu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310015, China
2Department of Business Administration, Cheng Shiu University, No. 840, Chengcing Road, Niaosong District, Kaohsiung City 83347, Taiwan

Received 1 July 2014; Accepted 15 September 2014

Academic Editor: Yunqiang Yin

Copyright © 2015 Xiang-Yun Duan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The questionnaire paper used was work out by modifying the existing mature research scale and interviewing the experts and enterprises. The purpose of this study is to explore the key influencing factors of low carbon development for logistics companies by using the data from the questionnaire, which might contribute to further investigation of low carbon development pathway. Through correlation and stepwise regression analysis, differences between influencing factors and impact-degree were found since specific environmental behaviors of low carbon logistics might vary significantly. The driving factor of low carbon input comes from external points such as government and public external pressure, so the low carbon input is driven by an outside force. Yet, low carbon operation is significantly affected by internal factors such as low carbon behavior capacity, which is driven by an inside force.