Vol 2, No 1 (In publishing)





DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18063/vd.v2i1

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Original Research Articles

by Kejia Hu, Jianyou Zhao, Yuche Chen, L.D. White
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This paper develops a framework to evaluate HEVs, PHEVs and EVs on-road emissions impact, by integrating endogenous vehicle consumer choice model and MOVES-based regional emission transportation model. A case study based on Harris County, Texas data is implemented to examine the on-road emissions under different market penetrations (due to different future energy price) and government policies. The results show different on-road transportation emissions level for Carbon Dioxide (CO2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Total Hydrocarbon (THC). In addition, cost effectiveness of reducing on-road emissions by extending tax credit for plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) is calculated and reported. 

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Original Research Articles

by Stuart C. Strother
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Despite a long tradition of ethics training in business colleges, managers commonly make unethical business decisions. This paper reports a five year study of ethical decision making of business students (n = 192). In an undergraduate microeconomics course, students were presented with financial data from the infamous Ford Pinto case where defective engineering, coupled with unethical management behavior, resulted in a number of fiery fatalities. Facing the decision to repair the cars or pay the estimated costs of lost wrongful death lawsuits, 56.8% of students chose to pay for the deaths. This paper describes the classroom experiment and uses logistic regression to compare the characteristics of the group choosing the correct ethical decision (repair the cars), with the group choosing the incorrect ethical decision (pay for the deaths).

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