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Mixed companies as local utilities

da Cruz, Nuno F. and Marques, Rui Cunha (2013) Mixed companies as local utilities. Proceedings of the ICE - Municipal Engineer, 167 (1). pp. 3-10. ISSN 0965-0903

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Identification Number: 10.1680/muen.12.00041

Abstract

The use of public–private partnership arrangements by public authorities has been a hot topic in recent literature. Both practitioners and academics stress the need to expose best practices and develop guidelines to cope with these complex governance structures. Nonetheless, research on the specific case of mixed companies (institutionalised public–private partnerships) has been somewhat neglected. This paper discusses the rationale behind the use of these arrangements by local governments. Although theoretically the model has some merits, in practice it usually fails in protecting the public interest.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.icevirtuallibrary.com/content/serial/mu...
Additional Information: © 2013 Thomas Telford Ltd
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 08:36
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2019 02:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/59761

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