The Management and Measurement of Infrastructure: Performance, Efficiency and Innovation (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

The Management and Measurement of Infrastructure: Performance, Efficiency and Innovation (New Horizons in Regional Science Series)

By: William P. Anderson (editor), Borje Johansson (editor), Kiyoshi Kobayashi (editor), Charlie Karlsson (editor)Hardback

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Description

The changing face of infrastructure facilities management worldwide is characterised by high demand for investments in renewal and maintenance, governmental budget constraints and innovations in information systems. The authors highlight the growing demand for accurate, complete and continuous disclosure of information related to management activities, expenditures, stock availability and shadow prices. This study discusses how infrastructure facilities, commonly considered as a public good, have been traditionally funded by the public sector but that the efficiency of this approach has come into question at the same time as the ability of governments to leverage funds for new facilities and for maintenance and rehabilitation of existing ones has decreased. These factors, they argue, have led to increasing interest in private sector participation in financing, building and operating public infrastructure. The main purpose of this book is to: * present recent theoretical and practical advances as well as new concepts and paradigms in infrastructure systems * provide a state-of-the-art overview of current research * stimulate new research and innovative thinking on the interface between infrastructure measurement and management. The book, written by numerous experts in the field, will appeal to national and regional infrastructure ministries and agencies, companies engaged in infrastructure financing, construction, management and maintenance as well as students at graduate level and above and researchers in civil engineering, infrastructure planning and infrastructure economics and management.

About Author

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Joenkoeping International Business School, Joenkoeping University and Professor Emeritus, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, William P. Anderson, Cross-Border Institute University of Windsor, Canada, Boerje Johansson, Professor of Economics, Joenkoeping International Business School, Joenkoeping University, Joenkoeping and Director, CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University, Japan

Contents

Contents: Preface 1. Infrastructure Measurement and Management: An Introduction Charlie Karlsson, Boerje Johansson, William P. Anderson and Kiyoshi Kobayashi PART I: PRODUCTIVITY OF INFRASTUCTURE 2. Contextual Determinants of Transport Infrastructure Productivity: The Case for a New Modelling Strategy T.R. Lakshmanan and William P. Anderson 3. Aggregate Productivity Effects of Road Investment: A Reassessment for Western Europe Andreas Kopp 4. Infrastructure, Labour Market Accessibility and Economic Development Boerje Johansson and Johan Klaesson 5. Productivities of Infrastructure with Spillover Effects: A Study of Japan Makoto Tsukai, Ryo Ejiri, Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Makoto Okumura 6. Improving Contracts for the Provision and Maintenance of Transport Infrastructure: The Output Measurement Problem Roger Vickerman 7. Infrastructure and Productivity: What are the Underlying Mechanisms? William P. Anderson and T.R. Lakshmanan PART II: INFRASTUCTURE MANAGEMENT 8. Options and Infrastructure System Development Jonathan L. Gifford 9. An Optimal Estimation and Control Framework for the Management of Infrastructure Facilities Pablo L. Durango-Cohen 10. User Charges for Infrastructure Maintenance Costs: A Comparison of Road, Rail and Inland Navigation Piet Rietveld, Frank R. Bruinsma and Mark J. Koetse 11. A Study on Prospective Maintenance of Road Facilities with an Asset Management Approach Hiroaki Sato 12. Towards an Optimization of Track Maintenance and Renewal Policies with Network Capacity Development Yves Putallaz, Emile Quinet and Robert Rivier 13. Sensitivity of Long-term Pavement Deformation to Initial Quality Variables and its Implications for Lifecycle Management Rabi G. Mishalani and Ashutosh Kumar PART III: ASSET MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING 14. Formulating an Infrastructure Accounting System: Accounting Information and Implications for Economic Growth Muneta Yokomatsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Ryo Ejiri 15. Infrastructure Accounting Systems: Issues and a Perspective Ryo Ejiri 16. Robust Maintenance Policies for Infrastructure Systems under Model Uncertainty Kenneth D. Kuhn and Samer M. Madanat 17. Decentralized Life-cycle Cost Evaluation and Aggregated Efficiency Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Kenneth D. Kuhn 18. Road Capital Accounting Berth Jonsson Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845426439
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9781845426439
  • ISBN10: 1845426436

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