Reconceptualising Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in global public policy

Bhabani Shankar Nayak

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Purpose: The paper provides historical outlook on different trends in PPPs in global public policy. The purpose of this paper is to reject the essentialist and neoliberal approach to PPPs by critically evaluating both normative and empirical arguments within existing literature. Design/methodology/approach: The paper draws its methodological lineages to nonlinear historical narrative around the concept and construction of the idea and language of “PPPs”. The paper follows discourse analysis (Fairclough, 2003) to locate the way in which PPPs were incorporated within the language of global public policy. Findings: The paper finds that most of the existing literature looks at managerial, operational, functional and essentialist aspects of PPPs. Therefore, the paper argues that critical success of PPPs depends on its social value for the common good with an emancipatory outlook. Originality/value: The paper argues to move beyond functional aspects of PPPs and locate emancipatory possibilities within the praxis of global public policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-266
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development
Issue number3
Early online date4 Dec 2018
Publication statusPublished - 22 Oct 2019

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  • Global public policy
  • Public private partnership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Cultural Studies
  • Demography
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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