The Attribution Process of Delegation Contracts in the French Urban Public Transport Sector: Why is Competitive Tendering a Myth

This paper analyses the recent experience of French franchising in the urban public transport sector in the light of transaction cost economics arguments. It provides theoretical arguments supported by empirical evidences explaining why the compulsory use of competitive tendering in this sector did not translate into better performance, the main reasons being the lack of expertise of local authorities and the existence of serious operators collusive practices.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 501-516
  • Monograph Title: Competition and Ownership in Land Transport Passenger Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01051407
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780080450957
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2007 9:58AM