Governance Models in the Local Transport Industry: An Empirical Research on Tariff Integration Systems
Mario Pezzillo Iacono
Second University of Naples
University of Naples Federico II
University of Naples Federico II - Department of Management
Ernesto De Nito
Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro
June 14, 2010
The aim of this research is to analyze governance models for tariff integration systems in the local public transport sector both in Italy and in some regions of Europe. In particular, it aims to study and compare coordination models chosen by the key players, their role (especially that of the political policy-driver) and the degree of decisional centralization/decentralization within the network.
For this purpose ten case studies (AMT Barcellona, CRTM Madrid, Formula Torino, Metrebus Lazio, Pegaso Toscana, Sitam Milano, Stib Bruxelles, Stif Parigi Ile-de-france, Stimer Emilia Romagna, UnicoCampania) will be presented and compared in the paper. Data was collected through direct (semi-structured interviews and structured questionnaires) and indirect sources (analysis of internal documents).
The analysis brings to light two organizational models for governance: the focal organization and the agency model. Features and implications of these two models will be outlined.
The intention of this paper is to provide strategic and operative considerations for designing governance structures for tariff integration systems.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Network Theory, Governance, Local Public Transport, Inter-organisational Integration
Date posted: December 15, 2011