Infrastructure, suprastructure and ecostructure : a portfolio of sustainable growth potentials
AbstractThis paper aims to offer a new perspective on the productivity enhancing impact of public capital. In contrast to the majority of the literature which addresses mainly infrastructure effects on national or regional growth, the present contribution argues that a much broader analytical viewpoint is needed which encapsulates also knowledge and research capital (suprastructure) and environmental capital (ecostructure). After a discussion of the state of the art and a critical overview of various caveats in a traditional approach, a new evaluation framework is presented. A qualitative test on the validity of the new approach is conducted by means of a comparative case study analysis.
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