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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


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.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Thomas Telford Ltd
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2014 08:36
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 02:18

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