Multinational comparison of the tension between standards and context in PPP

Geert Dewulf*, Michael J. Garvin, Colin Duffield

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    Since the late twentieth century, governments worldwide have begun to depend rather heavily on market mechanisms and have structured various sectors to function under free-market principles. Consequently, many Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been launched, where project-oriented services are provided by private enterprises via long-term contractual arrangements with the public sector. Global developments are driving the PPP marketplace towards common practices and a degree of normalisation. Alternatively, project strategies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction are frequently different, which results in distinctive project implementation approaches. In short, standardisation enhances open markets while contextualisation accounts for the variance in PPP project objectives, conditions and stakeholders.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPublic Private Partnerships in Transport
    Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Theory
    EditorsAthena Roumboutsos
    PublisherTaylor & Francis
    Number of pages25
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317483724
    ISBN (Print)9781138898165
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2015

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Studies in Transport Analysis


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