Dipl. Wirt-Ing. Leander Kauschke Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter


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The transition to smart mobility - acceptance and roles in future transportation

Most contemporary notions of the fairly recent concept 'smart mobility' portray an imminent transition of similar socio-economic consequences as the shift from horses to automobiles did 100 years ago. In this context, the present dissertation offers an in-depth look at the variables involved in the equation of smart mobility acceptance (1) and envisaged institutional change (2). Both views are embedded in the transition framework of the multi-level perspective (MLP).
Study 1 is user-orientated. It develops an UTAUT2 from a comprehensive literature review. Three scenarios validate the structural equation model (SEM) in SmartPLS. Use cases cover eBikes (N = 537), Mobility-as-a-Service (N = 531), and fully automated vehicles (N = 558). Based on the results, acceptance primarily relies on five factors: performance expectancy, facilitating conditions, social influence, habit, and hedonic motivation. Further findings and implications are discussed, both for theory and practice.
Study 2 applies the Institutional Role Model (IRM) to mobility transitions, prior research having highlighted the urgency to better understand system dynamics. Thus, this innovative approach enables the smart mobility ecosystem to be mapped in a structured manner. Nine institutions, four technical roles, and four economic roles are identified. Results of interviews with experts (N = 8) validate and specify the model. The IRM's significance as a vision provider for the mobility regime is elicited.
In the end, these two perspectives amalgamate. Following philosopher Juergen Habermas this opens up a more sophisticated space for public debate about the commencing transition to smart mobilit'.

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Schulischer Werdegang

2017 - 2023 Dr. rer. pol. Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen
2007 - 2014 Dipl. Wirt.-Ing. Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg
2007 Abitur in Kronach (Bayern)


2018 - heute Projektleiter, htw saar
2015 - heute Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, htw saar
2012 - 2014 Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft, Universität Magdeburg
2012 Praktikum bei Kühne+Nagel, Flughafen Dublin
2011 Praktikum und Studienarbeit, Flughafen Cochstedt


2023 The transition to smart mobility
2022 INTE:GRATE - Grünes Servicekonzept für Mobility-as-a-Ser
2021 EM:POWER - Potenziale durch Wasserstoff erleben
2018 KoSMoS - Kompetenzregion Smart Mobility im Saarland
2016 NoLimITS - Neue ökonomische Entwicklungen für innovative Verkehrssysteme
2014 Elektromobilität in Sachsen-Anhalt am Beispiel der Verwaltungsflotten


2020 Acceptance of smart mobility @htw saar Kolloquium
2017 Acceptance of ITS and electromobility @TUM.mobil München


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