Pei-Chun Lin's research while affiliated with National Cheng Kung University and other places

Publications (63)

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The study explored whether the growth of food-delivery services has affected motorcycle accident patterns. When riders check their phones for directions and orders, safety risks rise. The study conducted analysis on the spatial pattern of motorcycle accidents. Separate models for food delivery and non-food delivery motorcycle accidents (FDMAs vs. N...
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This study addresses a capacitated vehicle routing problem with time windows and simultaneous pickup and delivery (VRPTWPD) for scheduling bus-type taxis formerly served by regular buses. The effects of varying the maximum number of passenger seats on service quality and costs are investigated. Taiwan's government has subsidized public transport in...
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The tourism industry contributes eight percent to global carbon emissions, directly and indirectly. Indirect carbon emissions are often neglected because they are difficult to calculate. The traditional approach to calculating indirect emissions – Life Cycle Assessment – is expensive and requires an expert data analyst. We introduce an alternative...
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The tourism industry contributes eight percent to global carbon emissions, directly and indirectly. Indirect carbon emissions are often neglected because they are difficult to calculate. The traditional approach to calculating indirect emissions – Life Cycle Assessment – is expensive and requires an expert data analyst. We introduce an alternative...
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This study involved an environmental assessment of retail channels using the simplified life-cycle assessment (LCA) method to quantify the environmental impact of packaged beverages consumed in 7-Eleven convenience stores (c-stores) and Carrefour hypermarkets, with the aim of offering shoppers more environmentally friendly chain stores. The life-cy...
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Carbon mitigation strategies are an urgent and overdue tourism industry imperative. The tourism response to climate action has been to engage businesses in technology adoption, and to encourage more sustainable visitor behaviour. These strategies however are insufficient to mitigate the soaring carbon footprint of tourism. Building upon the concept...
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The ABC classification problem is approached as a ranking problem by the most current classification models; that is, a group of inventory items is expressed according to its overall weighted score of criteria in descending order. In this paper, we present an extended version of the Hadi-Vencheh model for multiple-criteria ABC inventory classificat...
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In this paper, we present an extended version of the Hadi-Vencheh model for multiple criteria ABC inventory classification. The proposed model is a nonlinear weighted product model (WPM) which determines a common set of weights for all the items. Our proposed nonlinear WPM incorporates multiple criteria with different measure units, without convert...
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This paper investigates relationships among gender, spatial anxiety, and operational performance of car navigation systems (CNSs) with a traditional Chinese interface. 600 study participants performed a route-locating task on a CNS and reported their competence to cope with spatial anxiety using the Spatial Anxiety Scale. The study found that gende...
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Purpose The objectives of this study were to demonstrate that the high-density 7-Eleven c-stores in Taiwan benefit from economies of scale in distribution and can, therefore, leverage the logistics costs; and to decide the proper locations for the future inauguration of c-stores. Design/methodology/approach The study spatially analysed the c-store...
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Recent reports on environmental protection have found that lean management can facilitate green operations in container terminals. Using data from 268 samples in Kaohsiung, a structural equation modeling approach was employed to examine the relationships among lean management, green operations, and green behavior with respect to green performance,...
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Purpose This paper aims to address the following questions: is good liner shipping connectivity a requisite for merchandise imports plus exports? What is the average of merchandise imports plus exports of the countries neighboring China? Do the merchandise imports plus exports of these countries correspond to each country’s own merchandise imports...
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This study assessed Taiwanese air force combat jet pilots' ability to cope with spatial disorientation (SD) triggered by cockpit layout and design. The measurement items of psychophysical questionnaire were ranked by 325 air force combat jet pilots. This study prioritized the causes of SD perceived by combat jet pilots resulted from the unfamiliari...
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Purpose – This paper aims to assess and empirically analyze the effect of spatial interaction on liner shipping performance of coastal countries in order to detect how a country’s liner shipping industry interacts with that of others. Methodology – This study uses a spatial data analysis approach to explore the spatial dependence of port container...
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The travel distance of international journeys critically determines our reliance on different transportation modes and the associated carbon intensity. This study quantified the influence of macrolevel determinants to the inbound and outbound average distance per visitor from a panel data of 152 countries using spatial econometric analysis. Results...
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We spatially analyze 2016 data on logistics performance and country wealth using a linear regression framework to determine the relationships between a country’s logistics performance index (LPI) and its domestic product (GDP) per capita, and between its LPI and those of its neighbours. We find that richer countries score better on logistics and GD...
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The study examined how bus and taxi drivers' public self-consciousness interacted with social anxiety to influence their aberrant driving behaviors. Questionnaires were distributed to 331 male and female Taiwanese bus and taxi drivers whose working environment involves frequent and direct interaction with passengers. Questionnaire statements measur...
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Recent changes in the world economy have had a significant impact on container shipping in recent decades. A growing number of studies have demonstrated that service capabilities are related to competitive advantage and organizational performance. When encountering an environment characterized by economic uncertainty, the shipping industry was requ...
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In order to turn Taipei into a sustainable, green metropolis, in 2009, the Department of Transportation of Taipei City Government launched a public bike rental system (YouBike) to meet people’s daily commute and/or leisure needs. Given that users may return bikes to sites differing from their starting locations, rental stations frequently lack bike...
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This study aims to quantify the environmental impact of two retail distribution networks and offer consumers a channel that is more beneficial to the environment. The environmental impact of replenishing the packaged beverages sold in convenience stores (CVSs) and hypermarkets is assessed using the streamlined life-cycle assessment (LCA) approach....
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This paper investigates the waste collection problem and characterizes the problem as a set-covering and vehicle routing problem (VRP) complicated by inter-arrival time constraints. The study proposes a bi-level optimization formulation to model the split delivery VRP with multiple trips to determine the minimum-distance route. The first stage opti...
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This study assessed the ability of military aircrews to adapt to stressors when undergoing centrifuge training and determined what equipment items caused perceived stress and needed to be upgraded. We used questionnaires and the Rasch model to measure aircrew personnel's ability to adapt to centrifuge training. The measurement items were ranked by...
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The purpose of this study is to examine the linkages between service capabilities, dynamic capabilities, and competitive advantage in container shipping. Using data provided by 134 employees who work in container shipping companies in Taiwan. A structural equation modeling (SEM) was used to test the research hypotheses. The research findings indica...
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Economic dispatch is the short-term determination of the optimal output from a number of electricity generation facilities to meet the system load while providing power. As such, it represents one of the main optimization problems in the operation of electrical power systems. This article presents techniques to substantially improve the efficiency...
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In this study, we formulated a mathematical model for electorate demarcation in line with Taiwan’s electoral reforms, minimizing legislative seats for the main opposition party in Taipei City. The model is compared with historical election data to establish characteristics that are most contested and germane to the reform. Examination of the consti...
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The Combined Heat and Power Economic Dispatch (CHPED) problem seeks to determine the heat and power production to minimize the system production costs and satisfy the heat–power demands and capacity constraints. This study examines the combined heat and power dispatching needs of cogeneration plants, and investigates the performance of an evolution...
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This study employed a two-phase methodology to assess the environmental impacts from offset lithographic printing on color-box packaging. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) was used to prioritize improvement options and the life-cycle assessment (LCA) approach was used to assess environmental impacts quantitatively. This study quantified the tota...
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This study applies Beatty and Elizabeth Ferrell's impulse buying model to investigate consumers' buying impulses after receiving digital media promotions for limited-time-only sale for services. The influences of consumers' positive affect and impulse buying tendency on their felt urge to buy impulsively were explored. Questionnaires were utilized...
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This study integrated gender with the user interface of automotive on-board navigation systems to analyze whether gender differences or 2D (2 dimensional) vs. 3D (3 dimensional) display affect the interface usability of an on-board car navigation system (CNS). An experimental design was adopted for collecting data from three tasks – locating points...
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This study examines the service efficiency of 26 banking institutions in Taiwan (including the postal banking services) through the application of queuing theory by evaluating service efficiency of ATMs functions composed of cash withdrawal, fund transferring, password alternations and balance inquiry. Firstly, we apply design of experiment to coll...
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This research considers the problem of minimizing waste in a paper cutting operation. The operation begins with that some parent rolls of indicated widths are to be cut to fill orders for rolls of specified widths. The objective of this study is to find out the way to carry out the required cutting operation and will produce the smallest amount of...
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This study applies the theory of consumption values to determine the influence factors on consumer choice behavior regarding green products, and examines whether there are significant differences in consumption values and choice behavior between consumers with different outlooks on environmental concerns. One-way analysis of variance and multiple r...
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This study investigates the routing problems of road resurfacing in Taiwan's smooth road project, incorporating multiple treatments served by different construction machinery in a way that propagates extra time window constraints to ensure that a subsequent treatment starts after the required preceding treatment has started or been completed. The r...
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This study investigates stress-influence factors perceived by military aircrews undergoing centrifuge training, which lowers the incidence of G-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) for the crews of high-performance combat aircrafts. We used questionnaires to assess the subjective stress-influence factors of crews undergoing centrifuge training. Pr...
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This study applies the first order Markov process to examine the relative impact of the purchase feedback and nonfeedback effects on market share. Based on the first order Markov brand switching model, this study applies the least square method to estimate the nonfeedback effect based on historical consumer panel data for market share and loyalty....
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This research focuses on evaluating the criteria used to select suppliers of fresh fruit and vegetables in the supermarket retail chains in Taiwan via direct purchasing. The research sample consisted of procurement managers from supermarket retailers. Interviews with these managers were conducted to produce the first stage expert questionnaire. Fol...
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This research investigates the service qualities and values of voice over internet protocol and how these qualities and values affect customer behaviour, and then provided the inducements that attract the customers to purchase repeatedly. The study found that customer perceptions of sacrifice, satisfaction and behavioural intentions (BIs) vary by e...
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This paper examines an integrated model to determine strategic capacitated facility locations based on the view of distribution center management in the upstream supply chain. The model incorporates the sub-problems of service flag allocation and vehicle dispatching allocation. This paper proposes a heuristic nested genetic algorithm which minimize...
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This study investigates whether gender differences have an impact on the definition of good interface design and whether manufacturers should develop interfaces that fit small-display portable car navigation systems (CNSs) based on gender. This work adopted an experimental design for collecting data from three tasks – locating points, planning rout...
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This study formulates the dispatching operations of ready mixed concrete (RMC) trucks as a job shop problem with recirculation, which includes time windows and demand postponement, as well as the external cost of transport, in a multi-objective programming model. This investigation divides factors that affect truck dispatching of RMC plants into in...
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This paper addresses an integrated model that schedules multi-item replenishment with uncertain demand to determine delivery routes and truck loads, where the actual replenishment quantity only becomes known upon arrival at a demand location. This paper departs from the conventional ant colony optimization (ACO) algorithm, which minimizes total tra...
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This study investigates military aircrews' ability to adapt to human-use centrifuge and determine what training items cognitively promote trainees' G tolerance to lower the G-induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) incidence for the crews of high-performance combat aircraft. Questionnaires are used to assess the stressor for crews in taking centrifug...
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This paper investigates the routing of pressurized tank trailers and proposes a scheduling plan which ensures the practical delivery of industrial gases under the objective of reducing transportation costs. Using constraint programming, we solve a combinatorial optimization problem that incorporates both hard and soft constraints for routing and sc...
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This paper develops a university timetabling decision support system that considers both hard and soft constraints of the problem. A timetable solution must satisfy all hard constraints, and may be only capable of partially meeting soft constraints. We modeled the problem as a Constraint Satisfactory Problem and adapted lexicographic optimization a...
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The travel industry is currently experiencing a major transition as distribution channels change in response to developments in information technology. This study investigated whether online travel agents (OTAs) can offer air tickets with different prices given the lower search costs made possible by the Internet. This investigation first examined...
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This study ranked the significant threats and human errors affecting aviation safety. Two-phase questionnaires were used to elicit experts' views on four categories of human errors and threats comprising twenty-three criteria. The analytical hierarchy process was used to calculate the weight for each criteria which were then ranked in order of impo...
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This study explored the construction development process of an individual case to identify and summarize the problems small- to medium-sized developers could be having with such process in Taiwan. To identify the problems, the writers used a case-based approach and interviewed the chairman of one small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME). Findings de...
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This study investigated what criteria online vendors use to select parcel delivery carriers and examines what bearing they have on the development and maintenance of mutually beneficial partnerships. The selection attributes are identified via the logistical transport literature and then grouped according to their influence on online vendors. Seven...
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This study investigated what criteria online vendors use to select parcel delivery carriers and examines what bearing they have on the development and maintenance of mutually beneficial partnerships. The selection attributes are identified via the logistical transport literature and then grouped according to their influence on online vendors. Seven...
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This study investigates a marketing and production problem that uses price, warranty length and production rate as simultaneous dynamic decision variables. Furthermore, this study was conducted under a policy of free replacement of defective items; and under conditions where demand was dynamic and dependent on price, warranty and cumulative sales....
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Purpose – This paper aims to report on an investigation into ways in which end‐users perceived citation database interfaces, especially citation database interfaces' usability. Design/methodology/approach – The investigation used the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) constructs of usefulness and ease of use to assess acceptance of citation databas...
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This study investigates the marketing and production problem for a monopolist firm where price, quality and production rate are simultaneous dynamic decision variables under the condition of a dynamic demand that depends on price, quality and cumulative sales. The formulated continuous profit maximization model follows the steps for dynamic optimiz...
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This study used the fuzzy analytic hierarchy process to identify significant criteria for selection of raw material suppliers by Taiwanese processors of the dried roe of striped mullet Mugil cephalus. While price and quality were given priority, the ability to meet delivery due dates and time to market, which are critical factors in most supplier s...
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This study addresses a non-preemptive single-machine scheduling problem with specific penalty parameters for each job in which all jobs have a common due date and zero ready time. Jobs scheduling attempts to minimize the sum of earliness and tardiness (E/T) penalty. Just in Time (JIT) initiated by Toyota in 1960 has since been considered an importa...
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This study investigates differences in the partial scoring performance of examinees in elimination testing and conventional dichotomous scoring of multiple-choice tests implemented on a computer-based system. Elimination testing that uses the same set of multiple-choice items rewards examinees with partial knowledge over those who are simply guessi...
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This study presents a fuzzy system by collecting membership function and rules based on a decision model that uses empirical Bayesian estimation to construct a server-dependent M /M /2 /L queue. A Markovian queue of finite capacity in which the number of servers depends upon queue length is considered. First, data on the interarrival times and serv...
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This study seeks to report an investigation into the ways in which end-users perceived citation database interfaces (CDI). The investigation uses the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) constructs of usefulness and ease of use to assess acceptance of citation database interfaces by university graduate students. A structural equation model was used to...
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This study presents a profit maximization model that adopts the number of requests for image or voice transferring services on a network as decision variables for when to switch a second server on and off based on the costs of using a second server and of users waiting. A Markovian queue with a number of servers depending upon queue length and fini...
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This study implements clustering algorithm on the tool-handling problem in the flexible manufacturing system and compares its performance with traditional mixed integer programming approach. The results of simulation show that the percentage of error to optimum applying clustering algorithm to three-machine cases is not worse than that of two machi...
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In this paper, a decision model is presented for manufacturing firms to determine the optimal price and warranty length to maximize profits based on the pre-determined life cycle. We consider the free renewal warranty policy under which failed items are renewed free of charge until a specified total operating time has been achieved. The expected nu...
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This study investigates optimal policies for determining price and warranty length when free replacement of defective items is the business policy and the demand is dependent on price, warranty, and cumulative sales. We apply optimal control theory to a profit-maximization model that takes into consideration the expected warranty cost per item. The...
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This paper presents a decision model that uses empirical Bayesian estimation to construct a server-dependent M/M/2/L queuing system. A Markovian queue with a number of servers depending upon queue length with finite capacity is discussed. This study uses the number of customers for initiating and turning off the second server as decision variables...

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... The concept of footprint is derived from the ecological footprint idea introduced by Rees [97] and Fang et al. [98]. In recent years, the carbon footprint has been used almost exclusively as an environmental protection indicator (e.g., [99][100][101][102]). ...
... The results of the optimization experiments also indicate that the evaluation via applying multi-criteria optimization is relevant for identifying effective solutions in the design space when a specific priority rule is applied in the scheduling operations. In the same multiple-criteria optimization context, Lin and Chang [9] present an extended version of the Hadi-Vencheh model for multiple-criteria ABC inventory classification. The proposed model is based on the nonlinear weighted product method (WPM), which determines a common set of weights for all items. ...
... This ensures the design, manufacture, and use of scrap in the entire product life cycle, thereby minimizing or producing no environmental pollution in line with environmental protection requirements. It is also harmless or minimally harmful to the ecological environment, saving resources and energy and minimizing energy consumption [7,14,[33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45][46]. ...
... Retail agglomerations, such as shopping malls and retail chains (Calvo-Porral and Levy-Mangin, 2018;Lin et al., 2020), have been studied in the past. However, sparse literature exists on evolved retail agglomerations, especially in rural areas. ...
... The nature of tourism consumption is exploitative owing to its high degree of hedonism (coined by Font & McCabe, 2017 as hedonistic consumerism) and demand for large amounts of electricity, water and fuel along the tourism supply chain. This makes ignoring the needs of tourism consumption difficult and proposing an alternative tourism type to reduce the negative impact of tourism product consumption necessary (Becken, 2017;Lee & Jan, 2019 To act on global warming, in the past decade, tourism academia conducted studies on LC tourism and climate change, covering a variety of topics requiring urgent attention from key tourism stakeholders and the government (e.g., Becken, 2017;Gössling et al., 2013;Lenzen et al., 2018;Sun et al., 2020;Zeppel, 2012). Such studies reshaped the understanding of tourism carbon emissions and offered plausible quantifiable measures that can help the industry measure CO 2 emissions. ...
... Given how important shipping connectivity is to determine export (Şeker, 2020), it is important to establish the statistical features of the LSCI to ascertain how well the index responds to shocks, which further indicates the extent to which international trade will be affected, especially regarding the degree the merchandise trade of countries is proportionate to their connection, as shown through LSCI (Lin et al., 2020). There are few studies into the persistence of LSCI apart from the study by Sun et al., (2021), which found that ship flow from Shanghai and Singapore ports has long-range dependence, thus taking time to recover from a shock, studies in this area are sparse. ...
... Respondents can choose from four options: uncertain, non-conforming, relatively conforming, and fully conforming according to their actual situation. In the statistical analysis of the questionnaire results, uncertain and non-conforming are regarded as negative attitudes, and relatively conforming and fully conforming are regarded as positive attitudes (Wang et al., 2019). ...
... In this regard, this method takes the pro-poor tourism villages as the core and divides the market potential into three circles based on the distance from the tourist market to the poverty alleviation village. Furthermore, it divides the three-market circle structure into half-day tours (40 km), 1-day tours (80 km), and 2-day tours (160 km) [74,75]. The evaluation indicators for the market circle potential were the per capita gross domestic product (GDP) and the total population. ...
... Rural logistics demand can indicate the potential market scale of rural logistics in urban agglomerations. To assess such demand, three indicators are selected: per capita GDP, per capita disposable income of urban residents, and total retail sales of social consumer goods [46][47][48]. Agricultural production capacity can directly measure the overall development level of rural areas, and this study selected two indicators for it: the total sowing area of crops, and the total grain output [49,50]. Rural infrastructure provides the basis for developing rural logistics, and it can be assessed with highway mileage, highway freight turnover, and highway density [51][52][53]. ...
... In terms of unhealthy psychology such as depression and anxiety, Chalmers et al. found that drivers with depression and anxiety, hostility, and sensitivity to interpersonal relationships are more likely to have unhealthy driving behaviors such as getting too close to vehicles and speeding, which increases the drivers' risk of traffic accidents [13][14][15]. Huang et al. found that drivers' social anxiety interacts and can affect their abnormal driving behaviors [16]. In terms of aggressive personality, Kovaceva et al. found that drivers with an aggressive personality are more likely to have common illegal behaviors such as speeding and running red lights, which in turn increases the risk of accidents and the frequency of tickets [17][18][19][20]. ...