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Title: The Networked City: Managing Power and Water Utilities in Portugal, 1850s-1920s
Authors: Matos, Ana Cardoso de
Silva, Álvaro Ferreira da
Editors: Editor William J. Hausman (University of Southern California)/ Business History Conference
Keywords: História urbana
infraestruturas urbanas
Gás e Electricidade
Abastecimento de água
Issue Date: 2004
Abstract: This paper explores the evolution of power and water systems in Portugal throughout the period of urban infrastructure modernization. The network characteristics of electricity, gas, and sanitary equipment are emphasized, not only in its economic and technical characteristics, but also in its impact on management, regulation, and initial installation. Regulatory issues and conflicts between private entrepreneurs and public authorities are particularly emphasized. Sometimes they provided the path to municipalization. Otherwise, the outcome of these conflicts enhanced regulatory mechanisms and long-term relationships between public and private institutions. The analysis of agency problems and the theory of contracts are used as the main theoretical devices to explain the outcome of these relationships.
ISSN: 1941-7349
Type: article
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HIS - Publicações - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais Com Arbitragem Científica

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