Sandro Cabral
U. Federal da Bahia

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(Tuesday, 17th May 2011)

Title : Applied Research on PPP: Challenges and Pitfalls

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Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) are one of the main solutions to public service provision. In recent years, scholars from several areas have been investigating PPP and their pertinence, including economics, management, law, and political science. However, several questions remain open and there is still a significant room for empirical works as well. Using organizational economics and managerial lens, in the present workshop, I debate what we can do in order to produce research that really matters to public and private managers. I also aim to discuss the difficulties associated with the empirical data gathering on PPP initiatives. I bring some examples of empirical research on PPP. Finally, I highlight some possible research frontiers. In particular, I tackle the role of NGO's and how can NGOs, government, and private companies jointly interact in PPP.

References:

  • Bennet, J. & Iossa, E. (2010). Contracting out public service provision to not-for-profit firms. Oxford Economic Papers, 62:784-802.
  • Cabral, S., Lazzarini, S.G. & Azevedo, P.F. (2010). Private Operation with Public Supervision: Evidence of Hybrid Modes of Governance in Prisons. Public Choice, 145(1-2): 281-293
  • Chong, E., Huet, F., Saussier, S. & Faye,S. (2006). Public-Private Partnerships and Prices: Evidence from Water Distribution in France. Review of Industrial Organization, 29(1-2): 149-169.
  • Hodge, G. A. & Greve, C. (2007) Public-Private Partnerships: An International Performance Review. Public Administration Review, 67(3): 545-558.
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