A Framework for Oil Port Sustainability

  • Xuemuge WangEmail author
  • Michael Roe
  • Shaofeng Liu


This chapter discusses the results generated from the qualitative and quantitative stages. Some of the findings reflect those in the existing literature while others offer new conclusions. This study has been able to identify the development of a sustainability framework suitable for Chinese oil ports, highlighting the most crucial sustainability groups, and pointing out the relationships between each group.

The combination of qualitative and quantitative empirical tests not only validates the framework, which is to some extent based on the literature, but also contributes new knowledge to the field. Furthermore, the factors that make up sustainability have been prioritised and the relationships between the groups discovered. In total, this study can be said to offer six main achievements which are outlined in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Management SchoolShenzhen PolytechnicShenzenChina
  2. 2.Plymouth Business SchoolUniversity of PlymouthPlymouthUK

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