Establishing the Reliability &Validity of Scale for SmartRoads: Examining the Mediating-Moderating effects of government policies, management support, beliefs, attitude & behavior
Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government,
2021, Volume 27, Issue 2, Pages 6789-6817
AbstractSmart roads have transformed the conventional roads into more efficient and drivers friendly, however, the
transition is not easy for both developed and developing nations. Therefore, the successful development of
smart roads is possible if these countries adequately address the socio-political, psychological,
organizational, cultural, financial, technological issues besides issues related to government policies,
public-private partnership and support, the belief, attitude, and behavior. This study is an effort in the same
line. Data was collected from Canada, France and Saudi Arabia. PLS-SEM was used for data analysis.
Hierarchical multiple regression was run for moderation. The study found that innovative culture, publicprivate
partnership, green energy, safety and security, economic sustainability, government policies, top
management support, attitude and behavior are crucial for the development of smart roads. This study also
suggeststhat cultural issues need to be addressed for the success of smart roads.
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