A slice or the whole cake? Network ownership, governance and public-private partnerships in Finland

Pekka Leviäkangas, Antti Talvitie, Marko Nokkala

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Abstract

This paper analyses PPP projects within the framework of different ownership and governance (O&G) models of technical infrastructures. The O&G models in Finland are described and the market layers of ownership, operation, and services are studied. All infrastructure sectors have somewhat different O&G structures and they each have a different market context, not least because of ownership and the market structures that are "on" the infrastructure. Private companies, public companies, state and municipality owned enterprises and purely public-authority-type models can be found. Interestingly, the models seem not to affect too much the cash-based returns to the owners. However, the market structures will probably provide varying prospects for PPPs to be carried out, whether the PPPs are traditional means of procuring projects or outsourcing of formerly public functions. The financial return capacity of the infrastructure is playing a key role. Some infrastructures have already a tradition of "good business" while others are considered as public goods on more or less sustainable grounds. The results show how on one hand there are natural markets for PPPs as project procurement options and on the other hand where the market structure does not provide a good spring-board for public-private partnerships
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSelected proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationWCTR 2013
Place of PublicationLyon
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventThe 13th World Conference on Transport Research, WCTR 2013 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 15 Jul 201318 Jul 2013
Conference number: 13

Conference

ConferenceThe 13th World Conference on Transport Research, WCTR 2013
Abbreviated titleWCTR 2013
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period15/07/1318/07/13

Keywords

  • Infrastructure
  • ownership
  • governance
  • public-private-partnership

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    Leviäkangas, P., Talvitie, A., & Nokkala, M. (2013). A slice or the whole cake? Network ownership, governance and public-private partnerships in Finland. In Selected proceedings: WCTR 2013