When does infrastructure function well? A multi-actor performance criteria typology
by Odette A.W.T. Van De Riet, Adam Turk
International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management (IJTPM), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2006

Abstract: Infrastructures are of vital importance to society. Infrastructures boost economic growth and quality of life by increasing communication, and travel and transport possibilities, bringing comfort to our homes, etc. But infrastructures can also have negative effects. For example, they can harm the environment and exhaust scarce resources. We are only beginning to understand the effects of an infrastructure policy. Many infrastructure policies have yielded favourable results, but some have clearly worked better than others. As policymakers seek to improve the infrastructure system, it is important that they understand the trade-offs that different policies entail. Thus, they need to have a good understanding of the different functions infrastructure fulfils and the different values and interests at stake. This article provides a typology of all possible performance criteria from a multi-actor point of view including an overview of the different values and interests at stake and the possible conflicts of interest.

Online publication date: Sat, 16-Sep-2006

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management (IJTPM):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com