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Research Grant Awarded: Responsive Infrastructure Through Responsive Institutions (RITRI)

Update: We are Hiring! The vacancy for a PhD Student at the University of Groningen, to be working in the research project, has now appeared online. The vacancy can be found here. Research Grant Awarded Last week, we received the great news that our research proposal Responsive Infrastructure Through Responsive Institutions (RITRI) will be awarded a €500,000 …

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Public Private Partnerships In Transport: Trends And Theory

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) continue to attract considerable attention worldwide as a governance model for delivering public services, particularly in the transport sector: in Europe, the transport infrastructure sector represents about 60% of the PPP market. PPPs are popular with policymakers since they allow the public sector to benefit from private sector capacities and resources, leading …

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Implementing Public-Private Partnerships: How Management Responses To Events Produce (Un)Satisfactory Outcomes

Most research on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in infrastructure development focuses on phases prior to construction. The implementation phase itself has received less attention. However, sound public-private agreements and project preparations can fail during project implementation because of, for example, unforeseen events and ineffective responses to them. We conducted case studies on two infrastructure projects to …

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When Governance Networks Become The Agenda

The study of governance networks has taken such a flight that it has become increasingly hard to think of issues in public administration or public policy outside of the idiom and concepts of governance theories. Or, to put it differently, governance networks have moved from a niche within our domain to become mainstream or common …

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Addressing The Evaluation-Implementation Gap In Infrastructure Megaproject Research With Qualitative Comparative Analysis

In this book chapter, I argue that there is a gap between the evaluation and implementation of mega projects, and I advocate Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) as a remedy notably in transport infrastructure research and evaluation. Mega project evaluation tends to focus excessively on the planning stage, overlooking the complexities involved in the implementation of mega …

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