The application of public asset management in Indonesian local government: A case study in South Sulawesi province

Hanis, M, Trigunarsyah, B and Susilawati, C 2011, 'The application of public asset management in Indonesian local government: A case study in South Sulawesi province', Journal of Corporate Real Estate, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 36-47.


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Title The application of public asset management in Indonesian local government: A case study in South Sulawesi province
Author(s) Hanis, M
Trigunarsyah, B
Susilawati, C
Year 2011
Journal name Journal of Corporate Real Estate
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Start page 36
End page 47
Total pages 12
Publisher Emerald Publishing Limited
Abstract Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify the challenges faced by local government in Indonesia when adopting a public asset management framework. Design/methodology/approach A case study within the South Sulawesi provincial government was used as the approach to achieve the research objective. The case study involved two data collection techniques interviews and document analysis. Findings The result of the study indicates there are significant challenges that the Indonesian local government need to manage when adopting a public asset management framework. Those challenges are: the absence of an institutional and legal framework to support the asset management application; the nonprofit principle of public assets; multiple jurisdictions involved in the public asset management processes; the complexity of local government objectives; the nonavailability of data for managing public property; and limited human resources. Research limitations/implications This research is limited to one case study. It is a preliminary study from larger research that uses multiple case studies. The main research also investigates opportunities for local government by adopting and implementing public asset management. Originality/value The paper's findings provide useful input for the policy makers, academics and asset management practitioners in Indonesia to establish a public asset management framework resulting in efficient and effective organizations, as well as an increase of public services quality. This study has a potential application in other developing countries.
Subject Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management
Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) Assets management
Indonesia
Local government
Public administration
DOI - identifier 10.1108/14630011111120332
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ISSN 1463-001X
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