Stakeholder involvement in public–private partnerships: Its influence on the innovative character of projects and on project performance

José Nederhand*, Erik Hans Klijn

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Abstract

This article examines to what degree citizens and societal stakeholders are involved in Public–Private Partnership (PPP) projects, what factors account for their involvement, and what the effects are on the performance and innovativeness of the projects. This research, based on a survey in 2014 consisting of 144 respondents involved in Dutch PPP projects, shows that although trustful relationships between actors enhance the inclusion of societal parties, the presence of a contract that allows for flexibility leads to more citizen involvement. Furthermore, we found that the involvement of stakeholders leads to more innovative projects but not necessarily to better performing projects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1200-1226
Number of pages27
JournalAdministration and Society
Volume51
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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