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Towards Rethinking Public Private Partnership Implementation: Insights from the Nigerian Context.

Okwilagwe, O., 2017. Towards Rethinking Public Private Partnership Implementation: Insights from the Nigerian Context. In: Leitão, J., Sarmento, E.M. and Aleluia, J., eds. The Emerald Handbook of Public-Private Partnerships in Developing and Emerging Economies: Perspectives on Public Policy, Entrepreneurship and Poverty. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing, 465-487.

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Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) continue to gain increased attention from the Nigerian government. However, since PPP adoption in the country not all have attained expected outcomes. The purpose of this chapter is to explore PPP implementation practices and implications on contractual expectations of partner organizations. A qualitative approach using data collected from 23 semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders involved in a Road Partnership and in a Transport Partnership. Documentary evidence was also collected. The institutional nature of the PPP environment; bureaucratic practices in government institutions; disruptive actions of external actors and ineffective mitigation of project risks were main challenges faced in the implementation of the Road and Transport Partnerships. This study is based on the opinions and experiences of key stakeholders on PPP implementation practices in Nigeria, and this is most appropriate to elicit data richness. Partner organizations involved in infrastructure PPPs have the obligation to ensure that they are effectively implemented. If partnerships are poorly implemented, there is no reason to expect that the partnership objectives will be achieved, and this is likely to have a negative impact on the collaborative nature of partnership working in fulfilling the contractual obligations. This study is imperative to provide an understanding of challenges inherent in achieving partnership implementation goals in a developing economy. Findings will inform practices within the PPP policy area in the Nigerian context.

Item Type:Book Section
Series Name:Emerald Handbooks in Business and Management
Number of Pages:664
Uncontrolled Keywords:public-private partnership implementation; Nigeria; public policy reforms
Group:Bournemouth University Business School
ID Code:33806
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:30 Mar 2020 15:09
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:21


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