Continued critiques, evidence, and newer reform trends have contested the use of market-centered models for public space maintenance. This research paper addresses the contested status in a survey-based study of the current use and satisfaction with private providers’ maintenance of parks/greenspaces and road/streets in Scandinavian local governments. The study finds a widespread use of and satisfaction with private providers. Furthermore, satisfaction varies across country contexts and depends on a number of conditions including contract features, relational quality, competition, and internal capacities. Findings challenge the contested status of market-centered models and contribute to discussions on how maintenance responsibilities are organized.
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||The Nordic Municipal Research Conference 2020 - School of Public Administration, Gothenburg, Sweden|
Duration: 26 Nov 2020 → 28 Nov 2020
Conference number: XXIX
|Conference||The Nordic Municipal Research Conference 2020|
|Location||School of Public Administration|
|Period||26/11/2020 → 28/11/2020|