'Basically a Half-way House': Not for Profit in British Transport

Jupe, Robert E. and Crompton, Gerald W. (2003) 'Basically a Half-way House': Not for Profit in British Transport. In: Ninth Accounting and Management History Conference, Paris. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The paper examines the brief and unsuccessful career of the privately-owned infrastructure company, Railtrack, and its part in the privatised railway system in the UK between 1996 and 2001. It discusses the decision of the British government to discontinue public support for Railtrack and to set up a new not-for-profit company, Network Rail, to replace it. The ongoing public debate over these events and the prospects for the new company are analysed. Two earlier, and broadly successful, examples of not-for-profit companies in British transport history, are briefly considered for comparative purposes - the Port of London Authority and the London Passenger Transport Board.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Robert Jupe
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2008 12:43
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2014 11:34
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7675 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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