Economics

Beach Maintenance in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area

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The document explains how thanks to the integration of different beach maintenance contracts from different municipalities (through the AMB) there were generated economies of scale that reduces cost and improved service to residents.
Bibliographic citation: Ricart, Joan Enric; Fageda, Xavier; Salvador, Jordi; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel, "Beach Maintenance in Barcelona's Metropolitan Area: PPP for cities series", IESE, ST-446-E, 06/2017
Date: 22/06/2017
Author(s): Ricart, Joan Enric; Fageda, Xavier; Salvador, Jordi; Rodríguez Planas, Miquel
Document type: Study and Monograph
Editor(s): Cátedra Carl Schroeder de Dirección Estratégica; PPSRC - Public-Private Sector Research Center
Department: Economics
Sector: Public administration and government agencies
Languages: English
Geographic area: Spain
Learning objective Public policies and Public - Private Partnerships. The case can be used to discuss how to improve public servicies and public procurement. The integration of contracts in different municipalities can led to efficiency gains reducing maintenance cost for taxpayers and improving service.