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Impact of different factors on the risk perceptions of employees in container shipping companies: A case study of Taiwan

Chang, Chia Hsun; Xu, Jingjing; Song, Dong Ping

Authors

Chia Hsun Chang

Jingjing Xu

Dong Ping Song



Abstract

Copyright © 2016 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This paper attempts to investigate the impact of several factors on the risk perception of the employees in container shipping companies. The investigation is conducted through an empirical study using analysis of variance (ANOVA) based on Taiwan container shipping companies as a case study. The data were collected through a questionnaire survey in which the respondents were required to indicate their details (e.g., work experience, position, and department, etc.) and perceived risk factors in relation to container shipping logistics operations. The study reveals that work experience has a significant impact on the perception of risks in aspects of financial loss and safety and security incident related loss. It is notable that the respondents whose work experience is less than ten years have a significantly higher perception of risks than the others. The study also shows that the size of company impacts on risk perceptions in respect of financial loss and safety and security incident related loss. In addition, employees' position and their company type do not affect respondents' risk perception.

Citation

Chang, C. H., Xu, J., & Song, D. P. (2016). Impact of different factors on the risk perceptions of employees in container shipping companies: A case study of Taiwan. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, 8(4), 361-388. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTL.2016.077306

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2016
Online Publication Date Jun 7, 2016
Publication Date Dec 31, 2016
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2020
Journal International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
Print ISSN 1756-6517
Electronic ISSN 1756-6525
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 4
Pages 361-388
DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTL.2016.077306
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/5586645