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Understanding the relationship between infrastructure public-private partnerships and innovation

Lember, Veiko; Petersen, Ole Helby; Scherrer, Walter and Ågren, Robert LU (2019) In Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics 90(2). p.371-391
Abstract

While the contemporary academic discourse regards innovation as an inherent feature of infrastructure public‒private partnerships (PPPs), the conceptual link between infrastructure PPPs and innovation is narrowly understood. While most existing studies conceptualize the innovation processes and effects within the context of PPP projects, we argue that the relevance of innovation in infrastructure PPPs goes beyond specific projects. In this conceptual article, we examine why and how infrastructure PPP innovations can shape the evolution of the involved private and public sector organizations – and therefore the respective sectors – more broadly. We show that innovation in the context of PPPs has much broader implications and potential... (More)

While the contemporary academic discourse regards innovation as an inherent feature of infrastructure public‒private partnerships (PPPs), the conceptual link between infrastructure PPPs and innovation is narrowly understood. While most existing studies conceptualize the innovation processes and effects within the context of PPP projects, we argue that the relevance of innovation in infrastructure PPPs goes beyond specific projects. In this conceptual article, we examine why and how infrastructure PPP innovations can shape the evolution of the involved private and public sector organizations – and therefore the respective sectors – more broadly. We show that innovation in the context of PPPs has much broader implications and potential outcomes than as emphasized in the literature so far.

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infrastructure, innovation, Public‒private partnership
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Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics
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90
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2
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371 - 391
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1370-4788
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10.1111/apce.12232
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English
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  author       = {Lember, Veiko and Petersen, Ole Helby and Scherrer, Walter and Ågren, Robert},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {371--391},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics},
  title        = {Understanding the relationship between infrastructure public-private partnerships and innovation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apce.12232},
  volume       = {90},
  year         = {2019},
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