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The Management And Measurement Of Infrastructure

The Management And Measurement Of Infrastructure

Performance, Efficiency and Innovation

Charlie Karlsson , William P. Anderson , Borje Johansson , Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden and University of Southern Denmark, William P. Anderson, Professor of Geography and Environment, Center for Transportation Studies, Boston University, US, Börje Johansson, Professor of Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Jönköping and Director, CESIS (Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden and Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Professor, Graduate School of Management, Kyoto University, Japan

2007 480 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 643 9

Hardback £118.00 on-line price £106.20


Series: New Horizons in Regional Science series

‘. . . the papers in The Management and Measurement of Infrastructure collectively advance theories and models for infrastructure management. . . It will be a good addition to the toolbox of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students in the fields of transportation economics, engineering, and infrastructure management.’
– Bumsoo Lee, Journal of Regional Science

Contributors: W.P. Anderson, F.R. Bruinsma, P.L. Durango-Cohen, R. Ejiri, J.L. Gifford, B. Johansson, B. Jonsson, C. Karlsson, J. Klaesson, K. Kobayashi, M.J. Koetse, A. Kopp, K.D. Kuhn, A. Kumar, T.R. Lakshmanan, S.M. Madanat, R.G. Mishalani, M. Okumura, Y. Putallaz, E. Quinet, P. Rietveld, R. Rivier, H. Sato, M. Tsukai, R. Vickerman, M. Yokomatsu

Further information

The changing face of infrastructure facilities management worldwide is characterised by high demand for investments in renewal and maintenance, governmental budget constraints and innovations in information systems. The authors highlight the growing demand for accurate, complete and continuous disclosure of information related to management activities, expenditures, stock availability and shadow prices. This study discusses how infrastructure facilities, commonly considered as a public good, have been traditionally funded by the public sector but that the efficiency of this approach has come into question at the same time as the ability of governments to leverage funds for new facilities and for maintenance and rehabilitation of existing ones has decreased. These factors, they argue, have led to increasing interest in private sector participation in financing, building and operating public infrastructure.

The main purpose of this book is to:

• present recent theoretical and practical advances as well as new concepts and paradigms in infrastructure systems
• provide a state-of-the-art overview of current research
• stimulate new research and innovative thinking on the interface between infrastructure measurement and management.

The book, written by numerous experts in the field, will appeal to national and regional infrastructure ministries and agencies, companies engaged in infrastructure financing, construction, management and maintenance as well as students at graduate level and above and researchers in civil engineering, infrastructure planning and infrastructure economics and management.

Full table of contents



1. Infrastructure Measurement and Management: An Introduction
Charlie Karlsson, Börje Johansson, William P. Anderson and Kiyoshi Kobayashi

2. Contextual Determinants of Transport Infrastructure Productivity: The Case for a New Modelling Strategy
T.R. Lakshmanan and William P. Anderson

3. Aggregate Productivity Effects of Road Investment: A Reassessment for Western Europe
Andreas Kopp

4. Infrastructure, Labour Market Accessibility and Economic Development
Börje Johansson and Johan Klaesson

5. Productivities of Infrastructure with Spillover Effects: A Study of Japan
Makoto Tsukai, Ryo Ejiri, Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Makoto Okumura
6. Improving Contracts for the Provision and Maintenance of Transport Infrastructure: The Output Measurement Problem
Roger Vickerman

7. Infrastructure and Productivity: What are the Underlying Mechanisms?
William P. Anderson and T.R. Lakshmanan

8. Options and Infrastructure System Development
Jonathan L. Gifford

9. An Optimal Estimation and Control Framework for the Management of Infrastructure Facilities
Pablo L. Durango-Cohen

10. User Charges for Infrastructure Maintenance Costs: A Comparison of Road, Rail and Inland Navigation
Piet Rietveld, Frank R. Bruinsma and Mark J. Koetse

11. A Study on Prospective Maintenance of Road Facilities with an Asset Management Approach
Hiroaki Sato

12. Towards an Optimization of Track Maintenance and Renewal Policies with Network Capacity Development
Yves Putallaz, Emile Quinet and Robert Rivier

13. Sensitivity of Long-term Pavement Deformation to Initial Quality Variables and its Implications for Lifecycle Management
Rabi G. Mishalani and Ashutosh Kumar

14. Formulating an Infrastructure Accounting System: Accounting Information and Implications for Economic Growth
Muneta Yokomatsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Ryo Ejiri

15. Infrastructure Accounting Systems: Issues and a Perspective
Ryo Ejiri

16. Robust Maintenance Policies for Infrastructure Systems under Model Uncertainty
Kenneth D. Kuhn and Samer M. Madanat

17. Decentralized Life-cycle Cost Evaluation and Aggregated Efficiency
Kiyoshi Kobayashi and Kenneth D. Kuhn

18. Road Capital Accounting
Berth Jonsson


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