African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4171

Full Length Research Paper

Economy of the motorway concessions model in Italy

Maria Teresa Bianchi
  • Maria Teresa Bianchi
  • Department of “Diritto ed Economia Delle Attività Produttive”, Sapienza University of Rome, Via Del Castro Laurenziano N. 9, 00161, Rome, Italy.
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  •  Received: 14 April 2020
  •  Accepted: 22 February 2021
  •  Published: 31 March 2021


The article analyzes the management of the motorway system in Italy. It underlines the positive and critical aspects of the concession system, through the analysis of the financial statements of the main concessionary companies. From the analysis of the economic and non-financial performance, it is concluded that the current model is preferable to a totally public model, which would require significant investments. The current model, if managed economically, guarantees well-being to the community in the medium and long term.


Key words: Economy, efficiency, environmental, social and governance (ESG).