(Re)Defining Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the New Public Governance (NPG) Paradigm: An Institutional Maturity Perspective

Public Management Review 22, no. 2: 161-183, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2019.1577909

Posted: 22 Mar 2019 Last revised: 19 Feb 2020

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Carter Casady

Stanford University - Global Projects Center

Kent Eriksson

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Raymond E. Levitt

Stanford University, Global Projects Center

W. Richard Scott

Stanford University

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

Infrastructure public-private partnerships (PPPs) are dominantly seen as part of an increasingly fragmented and uncertain public management paradigm known as New Public Governance (NPG). However, the effects of institutional maturity on PPP utilization within this domain remain understudied. In order to (re)define PPPs within the NPG paradigm, we develop a PPP institutional maturity model based on three institutional capabilities-legitimacy, trust, and capacity. We then use the U.S. PPP market as a case example to explore how the maturity of PPPs in an institutional setting depends on legitimacy, trust, and capacity in the PPP model.

Keywords: new public governance (NPG), public-private partnership (PPP), institutional maturity, public management

Suggested Citation

Casady, Carter and Eriksson, Kent and Levitt, Raymond E. and Scott, W. Richard, (Re)Defining Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the New Public Governance (NPG) Paradigm: An Institutional Maturity Perspective (2020). Public Management Review 22, no. 2: 161-183, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2019.1577909, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3344854

Carter Casady (Contact Author)

Stanford University - Global Projects Center ( email )

United States

Kent Eriksson

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) ( email )

Lindstedtsvägen 30-100 44
Stockholm, SE-100 44
Sweden

Raymond E. Levitt

Stanford University, Global Projects Center ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

W. Richard Scott

Stanford University ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305
United States

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