Fitting airport privatisation to purpose : aligning governance, time and management focus

Donnet, Timothy, Keast, Robyn L., & Walker, Arron R. (2011) Fitting airport privatisation to purpose : aligning governance, time and management focus. European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research, 11(2), pp. 98-114.

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Where airports were once the sole responsibility of their governments, liberalisation of economies has seen administrative interests in airport spaces divested increasingly towards market led authority. Extant literature suggests that actions in decision spaces can be described under broad idealised forms of governance. However in looking at a sample of 18 different airports it is apparent that these classic models are insufficient to appreciate the contextual complexity of each case. Issues of institutional arrangements, privatisation, and management focus are reviewed against existing governance modes to produce a model for informing privatisation decisions, based on the contextual needs of the individual airport and region. Expanding governance modes to include emergent airport arrangements both contribute to the existing literature, and provides a framework to assist policy makers and those charged with the operation of airports to design effective governance models. In progressing this framework, contributions are made to government decision makers for the development of new, or review of existing strategies for privatisation, while the private sector can identify the intent and expectations of privatisation initiatives to make better informed decisions.

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ID Code: 41384
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Airport Privatisation, Governance, Airport Management
ISSN: 1567-7141
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Air Transportation and Freight Services (150701)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 20 Apr 2011 22:57
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2011 22:57

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