Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis
This collection examines public-private partnerships (PPPs) in transitional nations from the governance perspective. It explores the structures, legal frameworks and collaborative arrangements that underpin partnerships in Europe, Asia and Africa, and highlights government decisions that facilitate the transformation of societal challenges into developmental opportunities. By sharing the experience of nine nations, including China, Indonesia, Russia and Nigeria, it helps to better understand the commonalities in PPP deployment, avoid mistakes and pitfalls, and learn from other economies.
The book raises the critical questions that concern many governments, including: What are the common and frequent mistakes that governments make when they deploy partnerships and deal with governance issues? How can countries increase PPPs’ benefits? Can PPPs be instrumental in accomplishing certain less traditional government tasks, such as disaster risk management of built infrastructure and promotion of clean energy? Can PPPs serve as a backbone of entrepreneurial networks and contribute to sustainable development? The groundwork is laid out for contrasting and comparing successful and unsuccessful government actions, institutional, legal and financing initiatives and procedures, allowing one to make cross-country and cross-sectoral comparisons.
Policy-makers, consultants, managers and others working in the PPP field will find this volume useful, as well as academics, as they can learn from the international comparisons and the experience of others.
Dr Nikolai Mouraviev is a Senior Lecturer at Dundee Business School, Abertay University, United Kingdom. Previously he has held teaching positions at KIMEP University, Kazakhstan, Wayne State University, United States, and Viterbo University, United States. His research focuses upon public-private partnership management in Kazakhstan and Russia and he has published extensively in this area. He is a member of the Board of Directors of a railroad company that was the first public-private partnership in Kazakhstan.
Nada Kakabadse is a Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics at Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom. She has co-authored 23 books and has published over 196 scholarly articles and 90 book chapters. She is an elected member of the European Academy of Science and Arts and a consultant to numerous global corporations, non-governmental organizations and governments.
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