Governance Models in the Local Transport Industry: An Empirical Research on Tariff Integration Systems

24 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2011  

Mario Pezzillo Iacono

Second University of Naples

Gianluigi Mangia

University of Naples Federico II

Paolo Canonico

University of Naples Federico II - Department of Management

Ernesto De Nito

Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro

Date Written: June 14, 2010

Abstract

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.
Practical implications.

The intention of this paper is to provide strategic and operative considerations for designing governance structures for tariff integration systems.

Keywords: Network Theory, Governance, Local Public Transport, Inter-organisational Integration

Suggested Citation

Pezzillo Iacono, Mario and Mangia, Gianluigi and Canonico, Paolo and De Nito, Ernesto, Governance Models in the Local Transport Industry: An Empirical Research on Tariff Integration Systems (June 14, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1972323 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1972323

Mario Pezzillo Iacono (Contact Author)

Second University of Naples ( email )

Corso Gran Priorato di Malta
Capua, Caserta 81043
Italy

Gianluigi Mangia

University of Naples Federico II ( email )

Via Cinthia - Complesso Monte
Napoli, Na 80126
Italy

Paolo Canonico

University of Naples Federico II - Department of Management ( email )

Via Cinthia - Complesso Monte
Napoli, Na 80126
Italy

Ernesto De Nito

Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro ( email )

Viale Europa - Germaneto
Catanzaro, Catanzaro 88100
Italy

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