RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
Who would not take a driverless bus?
This paper contributes to the state of knowledge by studying the acceptance of driverless bus. We contribute to the literature analyzing which individuals with specific socioeconomic factors are more reluctant to travel with a driverless bus. Specifically, we focus in which characteristics are relevant for travelling without supporter personnel or alone in a driverless after a previous experience on this type of buses. The data was collected in a driverless bus trial from September to October 2018 (Catalonia).
An overview on Green Public Procurement
Green public procurement (GPP) has been extensively adopted as a public administration tool for achieving sustainability outcomes. However, there is a marked lack of understanding regarding the determinants of GPP adoption beyond, that is, the characteristics of the contracting authority. we explore GPP in the award criteria for twenty-five European countries as recorded in Tenders Electronic Daily database for the period 2006–2017. Our results show significant cross-country differences in GPP uptake and we identify factors beyond those of the contracting unit itself that condition GPP adoption. Our results are useful for defining a more comprehensive decision-making framework for GPP.
Are EU institutions still green actors?
More than one voice has spoken of the myth of a Green Europe, suggesting that the EU’s green dynamism has weakened somewhat and that it has begun to dismantle its environmental policies. To date, any attempt to quantify in a homogeneous fashion the efforts expended by different levels of government and institutions in their implementation of green policies has run into serious difficulties. Here, however, we use as our research instrument green public procurement (GPP) as an awarding criterion in public tenders to quantify commitment to environmental policies.