Entrepreneurship as driver of economic development is not in doubt in the development literature. Entrepreneurship has been extended to cover investment and opportunity seeking in Tolling. Tolling is the construction of roads and bridges, maintenance and collecting of revenue arising therefrom to cover costs and margin of returns on investment. In spite of the merits of tolling as a major source of revenue for governments, it has a number of demerits in practical terms in public finance. These inherent demerits explain why different nations adopt distinct tolling systems that fit their level of socio-economic and technological development. The purpose of this SPECIAL ISSUE is to discuss in context the prevalent arguments for tolls collection on roads and bridges in developing countries, the operational challenges of investment under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement. This SPECIAL EDITION calls for theoretical and empirical papers from academics and practitioners on different segments of the theme.
About the issue
The scope of topics covered in the this issue include:
- Entrepreneurship Development through private sector investment in tolls and tolls collecting.
- Foreign Private Investment as stimulant for Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth.
- Strategic Alliance for roads-bridges management (RBM) in emerging economies.
- History of Tolling in Public Finance in economic literature.
- Merits and Demerits of the traditional barrier-type and conventional electronic tollgates.
- Role of private sector in entrepreneurship development in developing economies.
- Development Challenges and Foreign Direct Investment in Developing Countries.
- The prospect of Public-Private Partnership in roads-bridges management in developing countries.
- The politics of rolling back of the state in the management of public enterprises and public utilities.
- Private sector tolls and the prospect of job creation and regional development in developing countries.
- Development Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as safety net for entrepreneurship/small businesses in developing countries.
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: September 30, 2014
Final Version Due: November, 2014
Special Issue Publishing Date: December 15, 2014
Chief Guest Editor
Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom.
Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria
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Adeleke, I. A.
University of Lagos
Sulaimon Abdul-Hameed Adeola
University of Lagos
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