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The use of the partnering concept for Public-Private collaboration : How well does it really work?

Thomasson, Anna LU and Smith, Elin (2016) In Public Organization Review
Abstract
This paper critically scrutinizes the key success factors and tools described in the partnering literature by exploring how they are implemented in a public–private partnering collaboration. In addition to this the paper investigates to what extent these tools facilitate the relationship between the parties in a partnering process. The empirical data consist of two longitudinal case studies. Both cases are large and complex urban development projects in the Swedish water and sewage industry. The results from the cases were ambiguous and positive; as well, some negative outcomes were present. Further, the processes were in both cases far from easy and it required a lot of effort from the parties in the collaboration to make the... (More)
This paper critically scrutinizes the key success factors and tools described in the partnering literature by exploring how they are implemented in a public–private partnering collaboration. In addition to this the paper investigates to what extent these tools facilitate the relationship between the parties in a partnering process. The empirical data consist of two longitudinal case studies. Both cases are large and complex urban development projects in the Swedish water and sewage industry. The results from the cases were ambiguous and positive; as well, some negative outcomes were present. Further, the processes were in both cases far from easy and it required a lot of effort from the parties in the collaboration to make the collaboration work and establish a culture based on trust, especially higher up in the organization. As could be expected, the reality is thus far more complex and cumbersome than previous studies indicate. (Less)
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Public private partnership, Water and sewerage industry, Partnering
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Public Organization Review
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16 pages
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Springer
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1566-7170
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10.1007/s11115-016-0368-9
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English
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  keyword      = {Public private partnership,Water and sewerage industry,Partnering},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {11},
  pages        = {16},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Public Organization Review},
  title        = {The use of the partnering concept for Public-Private collaboration : How well does it really work?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11115-016-0368-9},
  year         = {2016},
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