How Effective is Academic Papers in Analyzing and Solving Real Transportation Technical and Management Problems?
13 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last revised: 9 Dec 2013
Date Written: February 21, 2013
This article explores the effectiveness of academic papers in analyzing and solving real transportation technical and management problems. In essence, the paper extends the significance of transportation research beyond mere theory, but as practical instruments applicable to solving real transportation problems. The paper propose the introduction of a new research implementation section in academic papers that should clearly and logically propose strategic effective research for action; and the use of a new index called ‘Transportation Research Effectiveness' (TRE-index), with which the effectiveness of academic papers for real practical purposes could be evaluated. From the analyses carried out, which are based on both primary and secondary data sources, the article argues that academic papers could actually be evaluated to understand the degree of their effectiveness to analyzing and solving real transportation problems affecting private transportation firms and public transportation agencies on different levels.
Keywords: econographicology, transportation, policy implementation, transportation research effectiveness (TRE-index)
JEL Classification: R40
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