In Search of the Ideal Institutional Structure for Decision-Making on Transport Infrastructure: A Conjoint Analysis of Expert Opinions on Hybrid Forms of German, Danish and Dutch Decision-Making

This chapter provides a step by step explanation of the background, the organization, findings and conclusions of the research. In the next section, the method, conjoint analysis is described and the authors will indicate how it has been applied to the case at hand. It deviates strongly from the more qualitative and impressionistic research methods that have been used in the field to date, such as unstructured interviews. The section also portrays how the characteristics of the institutional structure, each with three possible scores (values) have been established and how the experts have been approached and instructed. The authors present the outcomes of the survey in the third section, after which the fourth section discusses these outcomes in light of the current institutional structure in the Netherlands. The added value and limitations of applying conjoint analysis as compared to other research methods in this field are given in the final section.

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    Edward Elgar Publishers

    William Pratt House, 9 Dewey Court
    Northampton, MA  United States  01060-3815
  • Authors:
    • de Jong, Martin
    • Geerlings, Harry
    • Molin, Eric
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Maps; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 197-216
  • Monograph Title: Transport Project Evaluation. Extending the Social Cost-Benefit Approach

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  • Accession Number: 01108701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781847203793
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2008 4:22PM