Implementing asset management inside infrastructure agencies: the challenge of conflicting logics

Daan Schraven

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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Abstract

Asset Management (AM) implementation appears a difficult and lengthy exercise for many public infrastructure agencies, and hard to understand because of the many contexts in which these agencies are situated. The main objective of this research project is to understand the challenges in AM implementation by taking into account that AM is an integrative, fluid and dynamic concept and that transport infrastructure agencies have an existing way of managing infrastructure before the change. The research design involved four steps. The first two steps are explorative and descriptive, and explore how the management of infrastructure assets is understood. We do so by reviewing the relevant literature and the agency’s practical context regarding the management of infrastructure assets. The final two steps include the design and then application of a method to understand the implications of existing viewpoints, and how these should be addressed, within public agencies when implementing AM.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Dewulf, Geert Pol Mimi Remi, Supervisor
  • Hartmann, Andreas , Advisor
  • Dewulf, G.P.M.R., Supervisor
  • Hartmann, A., Advisor
Award date28 Aug 2015
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-3907-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2015

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  • METIS-311231
  • IR-96811

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Schraven, Daan. / Implementing asset management inside infrastructure agencies: the challenge of conflicting logics. Enschede : University of Twente, 2015. 149 p.
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