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Public-private partnerships, management capacity and public service efficiency

Andrews, Rhys William and Entwistle, Thomas Walter 2015. Public-private partnerships, management capacity and public service efficiency. Policy and Politics 43 (2) , pp. 273-290. 10.1332/030557314X13917703359707

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Abstract

By working with business, public organisations are assumed to benefit from: a more contestable procurement process; access to private sector entrepreneurialism and the realisation of previously untapped scale economies. Nevertheless, realization of these benefits may be contingent upon an expansion of management capacity to cope with vastly increased transaction costs. We examine the relationship between a commitment to public-private partnerships, management capacity and the productive efficiency of a set of English local authorities. We find that only those governments with very strong management capacity are able to realise productive efficiency gains from public-private partnership. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Publisher: Policy Press
ISSN: 0305-5736
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 16:44
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/72476

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