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Modelling the states of public client participation in public private partnership arrangements

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posted on 12.04.2016, 12:52 by Eisa Alsafran, Francis Tekyi Edum-Fotwe, Wayne E. Lord
The degree to which a public client actively participates in Public Private Partnership (PPP) schemes, is seen as a determinant of the success of the arrangement, and in particular, efficiency in the delivery of the assets of any infrastructure development. The asset delivery is often an early barometer for judging the overall performance of the PPP. Currently, there are no defined descriptors for the degree of such participation. The lack of defined descriptors makes the association between the degree of participation and efficiency of asset delivery, difficult to establish. This is particularly so if an optimum effect is desired. In addition, such an association is important for the strategic decision to embark on any PPP initiative. This paper presents a conceptual model of different levels of participation that characterise PPP schemes. The modelling was achieved by a systematic review of reported sources that address essential aspects and structures of PPP schemes, published from 2001 to 2015. As a precursor to the modelling, the common areas of Public Client Participation (PCP) were investigated. Equity and risk emerged as two dominant factors in the common areas of PCP, and were therefore adopted to form the foundation of the modelling. The resultant conceptual model defines the different states of combined PCP. The defined states provide a more rational basis for establishing how the degree of PCP affects the efficiency of asset delivery in PPP schemes.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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18th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management

Citation

ALSFRAN, E.A., EDUM-FOTWE, F.T. and LORD, W.E., 2016. Modelling the states of public client participation in public private partnership arrangements. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 112, International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering, 10(4), pp. 1010-1017.

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World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ by/4.0/

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21/01/2016

Publication date

2016

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This is an Open Access Article. It is published by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technologyunder the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. This paper was presented at the 18th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management, Dubai, UAE, April 8-9th.

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en

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Dubai, UAE