Theories of public-private partnerships

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Where do the core assumptions that inform Public Private partnerships come from. This question is more trickier than it looks like. PPP is theoretical a hybrid that receives it theoretical inspiration from various theories. This chapter discusses these different theoretical ideas and identifies three clusters of ideas: PPP as monitoring game (the economic perspective) PPP as collaboration (a collaborative and network governance perspective) and PPP as sensemaking (a frame and institutional perspective).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA research agenda for public-private partnerships and the governance of infrastructure
Editorsgraeme hodge, Carsten Greve
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781839105883
ISBN (Print)9781839105876
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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© Graeme A. Hodge and Carsten Greve 2022. All rights reserved.

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