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.
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.