Harnessing the opportunities of austerity: a detailed mapping of the Greek transportation sector

Stamos, Iraklis and Mitsakis, Evangelos and Tsekeris, Theodore (2016) Harnessing the opportunities of austerity: a detailed mapping of the Greek transportation sector. TeMA Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 9 (3). pp. 269-286. ISSN 1970-9870

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Since 2009, shortly after the global economic crisis of 2008, Greece has entered into a deep recession phase. The multifaceted presence of austerity is experienced in an increasing number of sectors of the country. The Greek transportation sector is not immune to this state of affairs. The ongoing crisis has had a significant impact on its economic (investment, employment, exports-imports turnover) as well as its operational (transportation intensity, throughput, performance) aspects and capabilities. In this paper, a detailed mapping of these impacts is presented, correlating transport-related characteristics, trends and estimations with the respective economic ones. The paper presents analyses of the Greek passenger and freight transportation sectors, following a data-driven approach. Findings show a substantial decrease of activities overall. Paradoxically, however, austerity can also be said to offer opportunities, such as the development of innovative, cost-effective and outwardlooking business schemes, for handling transportationrelated issues. In the face of these opportunities, authorities and stakeholders have recently turned their attention to ways of harnessing them as they may arise. The paper conducts a detailed analysis of these efforts to discover prospects for development in the midst of austerity, and highlights the steps currently being taken in this direction.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Austerity, economic crisis, Greek economy, transportation sector
Subjects: 700 Arti, Belle arti e Arti decorative > 710 Urbanistica e paesistica > 711 Urbanistica (Pianificazione territoriale) (Classificare le opere d'insieme su Urbanistica e Architettura in 720; classificare le opere interdisciplinari sull'Urbanistica in 307.12) > 711.094 Urbanistica - Europa (Pianificazione territoriale - Europa)
Depositing User: Rosa Anna La Rocca
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2017 14:00
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/15845

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