Advertisement

Theoretical Background

Chapter
  • 288 Downloads

Abstract

This chapter goes into some of the theories behind the analysis and discussion in the book. Transport infrastructure as systems with an outreach over time, scope and scale is sketched. Furthermore the research process leading to this book is presented, and some of the methodological aspects of the research project. Some different perspectives on transport infrastructure systems are added; functional and temporal and spatial and how these affect the systems. One of the effects being that inconsistencies in the government’s role is frequent when owning transport infrastructure.

References

  1. Alexandersson, G. (2010). The Accidental Deregulation: Essays on Reforms in the Swedish Bus and Railway Industries 1979–2009 (Doctoral Dissertation, Stockholm School of Economics).Google Scholar
  2. Alvfors, K.-G. (1977). Järnvägsförstatligandet - svensk järnvägspolitik under 1930-talet, Svenska järnvägsklubbens skriftserie nr 21.Google Scholar
  3. Andersson-Skog, L. (1993). Såsom allmänna inrättningar till gagnet, men affärsföretag till namnet. SJ, järnvägspolitiken och den ekonomiska omvandlingen efter 1920, Aa Umeå.Google Scholar
  4. Bill 2008/09:31 Transportstyrelsen och dess verksamhet, Stockholm.Google Scholar
  5. Blomkvist, P. (2001). Den goda vägens vänner – Väg- och billobbyn och framväxten av det svenska bilsamhället 1914–1959. Stockholm/Stehag: Brutus Östlings Bokförlag Symposion.Google Scholar
  6. Bogart, D. (2009). Nationalizations and the Development of Transport Systems: Cross-Country Evidence from Railroad Networks, 1860–1912. The Journal of Economic History, 69(1), 202–237.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Chandler, A. D. (1977). The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business. Cambridge, MA, USA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  8. Chandler, A. D. (1990). Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism. Cambridge, MA, USA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.Google Scholar
  9. Clifton, J., Lanthier, P., & Schröter, H. (2011). Regulating and Deregulating the Public Utilities 1830–2010. Business History, 53(5), 659–672.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Hasselgren, B. (2011a). En mer effektiv transportinfrastruktur. Ekonomisk Debatt, 39(6), 20–34.Google Scholar
  11. Hasselgren, B. (2011b). The Reluctant Infrastructure Manager: Nationalization of Rail and Road Infrastructure in Sweden, 1930 to 1940. Presented at Transportation Research Board’s Annual Meeting 2012, USA.Google Scholar
  12. Hasselgren, B. (2012). Effektivare transportinfrastruktur – med ny organization och finansiering. Rapport för Stockholms Handelskammare 2012:1, Stockholm.Google Scholar
  13. Hasselgren, B. (2013a). Government’s Role for Transport Infrastructure—Theoretical Approaches and Historical Development. (PhD Dissertation, KTH Royal Insititute of Technolgy, Stockholm).Google Scholar
  14. Hasselgren, B. (2013b). Näringslivets transporter, Hur kan transportinfrastrukturen bli mer effektiv? Research Report for the Transport Group (TransportGruppen), ISSN 1653-6126, Stockholm.Google Scholar
  15. Hasselgren, B. (2013c). Transportinfrastrukturen i förändring, Organisering och finansiering. ESO-rapport, juni 2013, Finansdepartementet, Stockholm.Google Scholar
  16. Kaijser, A. (1994). I fädrens spår…. Stockholm: Carlssons Bokförlag.Google Scholar
  17. Levinson, D. M. (2002). Financing Transportation Networks. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Merkert, R. (2009). The Organization of European Railways: A Transaction Cost Perspective. The University of Leeds, Institute for Transport Studies.Google Scholar
  19. Millward, R. (2005). Private and Public Enterprise in Europe. UK: Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  20. Millward, R. (2011). Public Enterprise in the Modern Western World: An Historical Analysis. Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 82(4): 378–398.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. OECD/International Transport Forum (ITF). (2008). Transport Infrastructure Investment: Options for Efficiency. Paris: OECD.Google Scholar
  22. Ottosson, J. (1997). Path Dependence and Institutional Evolution: The Case of the Nationalisation of Private Railroads in Interwar Sweden. In L. Magnusson & J. Ottosson (Eds.), Evolutionary Economics and Path Dependence (pp. 186–196). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.Google Scholar
  23. Ottosson, J., & Andersson-Skog, L. (2013). Stat, marknad och reglering i historiskt perspektiv. Uppdragsforskningsrapport 2013:3. Swedish Competition Authority (Konkurrensverket), Stockholm.Google Scholar
  24. Peters, B. G., & Pierre, J. (2004). Multi-Level Governance and Democracy: A Faustian Bargain? In I. Bache & M. Flinders (Eds.), Multi-Level Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  25. Roth, G. (Ed.). (2006). Street Smart, Competition, Entrepreneurship and the Future of Roads. The Independent Institute, Transaction Publishers. Google Scholar
  26. Short, J., & Kopp, A. (2005). Transport Infrastructure: Investment and Planning. Policy and Research Aspects. Transport Policy,12(4): 360–367.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. SOU 2011:49 Medfinansiering av transportinfrastruktur, Stockholm.Google Scholar
  28. The Instrument of Government (Regeringsformen), 1974:152.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© The Author(s) 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Uppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

Personalised recommendations