Abstract

This research explores start-ups that provide passenger transport services in Cairo, Egypt. It studies the various factors that affect these start-ups operations and lead to their survival or closure. It adopts a qualitative approach depending on both primary and secondary data, in-depth interviews conducted with different stakeholders with different roles, and content analysis. The findings cover a list of external and internal best practices that increases the probability of a transportation start-up's survival. The researcher recommends as well some means of Public Private Partnership that can be implemented in the transportation domain in Cairo, Egypt that might support these start-up's operations. The research enables the start-ups and the public sector to better understand the possible impacts of liaising with each other to reach a win-win situation for the sake of both the start-ups and the public sector, where the start-ups would operate the business smoothly and at the same time reduce the burden on the public sector as a public transport provider, thus lead to more effective operations.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Administration

Date of Award

6-1-2016

Online Submission Date

May 2016

First Advisor

Abdelhalim, Khaled

Committee Member 1

Ali, Hamid

Committee Member 2

Bhuiyan, Shahjahan

Document Type

Thesis

Extent

114 p.

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The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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