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Public Private Partnerships

A Global Review, 1st Edition

Edited by Akintola Akintoye, Matthias Beck, Mohan Kumaraswamy


432 pages

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This timely new book provides an international perspective on Public Private Partnerships. Through 21 case studies, it investigates the existing and fast developing body of principles and practices from a wide range of countries and is the first book to bring together leading international academics and practitioners under a common framework that enables convenient cross-country comparisons. The authors focus on the impact of the financial crisis has had on how governments have reviewed and overhauled their PPP policies as they have examined or tested new ways of partnering more effectively, efficiently and sustainably with the private sector.

Readers will be able to gauge the level of maturity of PPP development in the book’s case studies, understand similarities and differences in their practices, and gain useful insights into the regulatory framework and institutional infrastructure in place to support implementation of PPP. Finally, the book offers insights into the future challenges and opportunities that PPP offers stakeholders.

Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Public Private Partnership 2. PPP Applications in Australia Infrastructure Development 3. Developments of Public Private Partnership in Belgium 4. Public Private Partnerships in Canada 5. Public Private Partnership Development in China 6. Perspectives on the Limited Emergence of Public-Private Partnerships in Finland 7. Public Private Partnership in Greece 8. Public Private Partnership in Hong Kong 9. Public Private Partnership Infrastructure Development in India 10. Defining Public–Private Partnership in Infrastructure Development within the Indonesian Context 11. Public Private Partnerships in the Republic of Ireland 12. Public Private Partnership in Italy: State of Art, Trends and Proposals 13. Public Private Partnership in Japan 14. Public Private Partnership in Malaysia 15. The State of Public Private Partnership in Nigeria 16. Portugal's Experience with Public-Private Partnerships 17. Public Private Partnership in Switzerland 18. Public-Private Partnership in Major Taiwan Infrastructure Projects 19. PPP Development in Thailand 20. Public Private Partnership Implementation in Turkey 21. Perspectives on the Future of Public Private Partnership in the UK 22. Public-Private-Partnerships in the USA Transportation Sector

About the Editors

Akintola Akintoye is Professor of Construction Management and Economics and Dean of School at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He has served in various consultancy teams which have advised governmental institutions and private organisations on PPPs and PFIs. He has edited three published books in construction innovation and process improvement and public private partnership, and is Joint Co-ordinator of the CIB Task Force TG72 on PPP and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction.

Matthias Beck is Professor of Public Management at the Queen's University Management School, Belfast. He has research interests in public finance, public private partnerships, risk management and health economics. He is a frequent book co-author on PPP. His most recent authored book (with Beth Kewell) has been entitled Risk: A Study of Its Origins, History and Politics and appeared in 2014.

Mohan Kumaraswamy is Honorary Professor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He was a Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong, a consultant to the World Bank Colombo office, and is the ‘Founding Director’ of the Centre for Infrastructure & Construction Industry Development Hong Kong, Joint Co-ordinator of the CIB Task Force TG72 on PPP and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management.

About the Series


This series consists of a carefully selection of state-of-the-art research books derived from CIB activities.

CIB, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, was established in 1953 to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.

CIB has since developed into a world-wide network of over 5000 experts from about 500 member organisations active in the research community, in industry or in education, who cooperate and exchange information in over 50 CIB Commissions and Task Groups covering all fields in building and construction related research and innovation.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General