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The Governance Structure of Ports


  • Brooks Mary R.

    () (Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University)


The recent worldwide trend towards devolution in the port industry has spawned considerable variety in the types of governance structures now in place around the world. This paper discusses the range of devolution alternatives adopted in the global ports sector, as identified by the World Bank and academic researchers. It then examines the Canadian model more closely as it attempts to follow a more novel path, that of the not-for-profit organization.

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  • Brooks Mary R., 2004. "The Governance Structure of Ports," Review of Network Economics, De Gruyter, vol. 3(2), pages 1-16, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:rneart:v:3:y:2004:i:2:n:6

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    1. de Langen, Peter W. & van der Lugt, Larissa M., 2006. "Chapter 5 Governance Structures of Port Authorities in the Netherlands," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 109-137, January.
    2. Yuen, Chi-lok Andrew & Zhang, Anming & Cheung, Waiman, 2012. "Port competitiveness from the users' perspective: An analysis of major container ports in China and its neighboring countries," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 34-40.
    3. Andrea Migliardi, 2011. "Logistics Connections, Efficiency And Competition: A Survey On Italian Port System," ERSA conference papers ersa11p250, European Regional Science Association.
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    5. Brooks, Mary R., 2006. "Chapter 11 Port Devolution and Governance in Canada," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 237-257, January.
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    7. Pallis, Athanasios A. & Syriopoulos, Theodore, 2007. "Port governance models: Financial evaluation of Greek port restructuring," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 232-246, May.
    8. Ferrari, Claudio & Parola, Francesco & Tei, Alessio, 2015. "Governance models and port concessions in Europe: Commonalities, critical issues and policy perspectives," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 60-67.
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    10. Brooks, Mary R. & Cullinane, Kevin, 2006. "Chapter 1 Introduction," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 3-28, January.
    11. Austin Becker & Satoshi Inoue & Martin Fischer & Ben Schwegler, 2012. "Climate change impacts on international seaports: knowledge, perceptions, and planning efforts among port administrators," Climatic Change, Springer, vol. 110(1), pages 5-29, January.
    12. Rui Cunha Marques & Álvaro Fonseca, 2010. "Market structure, privatisation and regulation of Portuguese seaports," Maritime Policy & Management, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 37(2), pages 145-161, March.
    13. Flämig, Heike & Hesse, Markus, 2011. "Placing dryports. Port regionalization as a planning challenge – The case of Hamburg, Germany, and the Süderelbe," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(1), pages 42-50.
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    15. Brooks, Mary R. & Cullinane, Kevin, 2006. "Chapter 18 Governance Models Defined," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 405-435, January.
    16. Heaver, Trevor, 2006. "The Evolution and Challenges of Port Economics," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 16(1), pages 11-41, January.
    17. Robert J. Mccalla, 2008. "Site And Situation Factors In Transshipment Ports: The Case Of The Caribbean Basin," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 99(4), pages 440-453, September.
    18. Pallis, Athanasios A., 2006. "Chapter 7 Port Governance in Greece," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 155-169, January.

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