Category: Academic Articles

Achieving Satisfaction When Implementing PPP Transportation Infrastructure Projects: A Qualitative Comparative Analysis Of The A15 Highway DBFM Project

This article investigates how managers in public-private partnership (PPP) projects respond to social or physical events during the implementation of their projects, and which of their responses produce satisfactory outcomes. Multi-value Qualitative Comparative Analysis (mvQCA) was used to examine the events that took place during a large Dutch Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) transportation …

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Institutional Interventions In Complex Urban Systems: Coping With Boundary Issues In Urban Planning Projects

Urban planning projects are planned and organized through arrangements between actors. These arrangements are institutional interventions: they intervene in the institutional landscape as existing organizational boundaries are (temporarily) redrawn. Such boundary decisions are intended to simplify complexity. However, these boundary decisions also produce new complexities as new boundary issues arise. Our contribution investigates these boundary …

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Beleidsevaluaties Tussen Methode En Praktijk: Naar Een Meer Realistische Evaluatiebenadering

‘Leren van evalueren’, zo klinkt het steeds vaker in de evaluatiepraktijk. Maar steeds vaker wordt (h)erkend dat hoewel dit aantrekkelijk klinkt, de praktische haalbaarheid vaak gering is. Dit komt doordat methoden ofwel niet in staat zijn om op overtuigende wijze effecten toe te schrijven aan beleid, ofwel over-contextualiseren ze zodanig dat lessen moeilijk kunnen worden …

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What Makes Governance Networks Work? A Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis Of 14 Dutch Spatial Planning Projects

Many studies have been conducted to determine the conditions that contribute to the satisfactory outcome of decision making processes in governance networks. In this article we explore how the interaction of three such conditions – network complexity, network management, and stakeholder involvement – results in stakeholder satisfaction. We use fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis – a relatively new …

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Critical Realism As A Meta-Framework For Understanding The Relationships Between Complexity And Qualitative Comparative Analysis

Many methods are used in research on complexity. One of these is QCA. Although many authors allude to the relationships between complexity and QCA, these links are rarely made explicit. We propose that one way of doing so is by using critical realism as a meta-framework. This article discusses the viability of this approach by …

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