(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
Date Written: 2020
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
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