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Learning through collaboration in the Swedish public transport sector? Co-production through guidelines and living labs

Pettersson, Fredrik LU ; Westerdahl, Stig and Hansson, Joel LU (2018) In Research in Transportation Economics 69. p.394-401
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The purpose of the paper is to analyse informal collaboration in the public transport sector. Two Swedish case studies, Living lab Uddevalla and Guidelines for Regional BRT are analysed and compared concerning what kind of learning occurred and what lessons regarding informal collaboration to draw from the two cases. For both cases the analysis indicates that individual, single loop learning is the most striking type of learning among the participants. The voluntary approach of the two cases has advantages and drawbacks. Advantages include that participants were truly interested in the issues of collaboration, which created energy and contributed to building trust. The main drawback identified was that in both cases the voluntary... (More)

The purpose of the paper is to analyse informal collaboration in the public transport sector. Two Swedish case studies, Living lab Uddevalla and Guidelines for Regional BRT are analysed and compared concerning what kind of learning occurred and what lessons regarding informal collaboration to draw from the two cases. For both cases the analysis indicates that individual, single loop learning is the most striking type of learning among the participants. The voluntary approach of the two cases has advantages and drawbacks. Advantages include that participants were truly interested in the issues of collaboration, which created energy and contributed to building trust. The main drawback identified was that in both cases the voluntary enthusiasm of the participants collided with the formal requirements of planning and decision making. This has stifled the possibility of the informal collaboration processes to induce change in prevailing practices.

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Bus rapid Transit, Co-creation, Co-production, Collaborative learning, Double-loop learning, H19, H70, Informal collaboration, Living lab uddevalla, Public transport, R10, Single-loop learning
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Research in Transportation Economics
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69
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394 - 401
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10.1016/j.retrec.2018.07.010
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  author       = {Pettersson, Fredrik and Westerdahl, Stig and Hansson, Joel},
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  language     = {eng},
  month        = {07},
  pages        = {394--401},
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  series       = {Research in Transportation Economics},
  title        = {Learning through collaboration in the Swedish public transport sector? Co-production through guidelines and living labs},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.retrec.2018.07.010},
  volume       = {69},
  year         = {2018},
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