The tactics behind public transport procurements: an integrated actor approach
2011 (English)In: European Transport Research Review, Vol. 3, no 4, 197-209 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In striving for a “successful” public transport system, functional procurement operations are needed. The “Scandinavian model” has gained popularity in Europe, prompting considerable research into relationships between government and private transport operators. To understand the Scandinavian model, one must also identify the roles governmental actors and institutions play when interacting in procurement processes. This article aims to provide an understanding of the interrelationships between the actors involved in planning a public transport procurement process. Using case study method, I have analysed power relationships between the actors in the procurement process used in Sweden and identified how resources are deployed to maximize influence while minimizing dependence on other actors. The article demonstrates that there is a dominant coalition that employs strategies within the rules of the game to regulate the process of exchange. I conclude that the procurement entity is the dominant institution and that the actors working within it form a dominant coalition. The procurement entity, however, is dependent on political and financial resources from the principals to achieve its agenda.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 3, no 4, 197-209 p.
Public transport, Public procurement, Power resources, Principal–agent relationships
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies) Public Administration Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-67204OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-67204DiVA: diva2:408258