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Human Error
Human Factors in Highway Traffic Safety Research.Edited by T. W. Forbes. Pp. xix + 419. (Wiley: New York and London, June 1972.) £7.85.
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A critical financial analysis of the Private Finance Initiative: Selecting a financing method or allocating economic wealth?
Abstract The UK government’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) policy raises a series of questions about the rationality and distributive implications of using private finance, inevitably moreExpand
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Accountability and corporate governance of public private partnerships
Abstract Brennan and Solomon (2008) identify six new frontiers in accountability and corporate governance research to stimulate research. This paper contributes to such research by devising aExpand
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Highway Robbery? A Financial Analysis of Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) in UK Roads
Abstract The ex‐post facto cost of using private finance in roads is examined using a case study approach. The paper focuses on the first eight design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) roadsExpand
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A Critical Financial Analysis of the Performance of Privatised Insustries: The Case of the Water Industry in England and Wales
Abstract The water industry was one of a number of publicly run enterprises and assets which were sold into private ownership during the 1980s in the UK. The Government justified its privatisationExpand
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How the World Trade Organisation is shaping domestic policies in health care
High up on the agenda of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is the privatisation of education, health, welfare, social housing and transport. The WTO's aim is to extend the free market in theExpand
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The Cost of Using Private Finance to Build, Finance and Operate Hospitals
This article analyses the cost of using private finance to build hospitals under the UK government's Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Hospital trusts' annual payments to their private sectorExpand
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The Cost of Operating Britain's Privatized Railways
Running a privatized and fragmented rail industry unable to recover its full operating and investment costs via the fare box under public ownership was inevitably going to generate extra costs: theExpand
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Railpolitik: The Financial Realities of Operating Britain's National Railways
This article analyses the context and financial performance of Britain's national railways under private ownership in the first half of the 20th century and public ownership in the second half of theExpand
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Private finance and “value for money” in NHS hospitals: a policy in search of a rationale?
Allyson Pollock and her colleagues have long argued that using the private finance initiative to build NHS hospitals is an expensive way of building new capacity that constrains services and limitsExpand
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