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What is Takeover

Building a Sustainable Transportation Infrastructure for Long-Term Economic Growth
Is the usurping and supplanting of authority to manage the affairs of an organization and this is typically done by an entity with superior control such as a larger corporation or government authority. In this paper Takeover refers to the usurping of a city or region’s authority over an airport by the State government.
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Cost and Cost Politics in Airport Takeovers: Two Cases From North Carolina
Zachary Mohr (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA) and Tonderai E. C. Mushipe (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7396-8.ch009
While it is well known that cost is a politically salient issue, much less is known about the role of cost development and how costs get elevated into the political discussion. This chapter looks at the role of cost accounting and cost development in the recent takeover attempts of two airports by the state of North Carolina. The Charlotte-Douglas airport takeover was a failed attempt, and the Asheville Regional airport takeover succeeded. The chapter makes three important contributions to the study of sustainable transportation financial management. First, it shows that costs are important to the political discussion of the takeovers. Second, it provides a discussion of the relevant costs in each case. Third, it provides research on the political dimensions of cost in the United States in the management of transportation assets, which may limit sustainable transportation policy.
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