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A typology of inter-organisational coordination in public transport: The case of timetable planning in Denmark
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Society, environment and transport, Mobility, actors and planning processes.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1346-8094
2018 (English)In: Research in Transportation Economics, ISSN 0739-8859, E-ISSN 1875-7979Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

State, regional, and municipal authorities, public transport authorities, and traffic operators at many levels are essential actors in public transport. This paper presents a typology of four coordination mechanisms relevant to interactions among public transport actors. These four mechanisms, i.e. ownership/instruction, contracts, partnerships, and mutual understanding, are all based on basic coordination mechanisms of markets, hierarchies, and networks. A case of timetable planning is examined, because inter-organisational coordination between actors is crucial in this field, and the usefulness of the typology is illustrated via three examples. The results stem from a Danish study of institutional constraints on timetable optimisation in inter-organisational relations. The empirical focus is eastern Denmark, including Greater Copenhagen.

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JAI Press Ltd, 2018.
Keywords [en]
Local authority, Transport authority, Government (national), Planning, Administration Case study, Timetable
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Public Administration Studies
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10 Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, 111 Road: Public transport
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-13175DOI: 10.1016/j.retrec.2018.06.015Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85049487139OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-13175DiVA, id: diva2:1235249
Available from: 2018-07-24 Created: 2018-07-24 Last updated: 2018-08-13Bibliographically approved

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