Title: Public–private partnerships: a multidimensional model for contracting

Authors: Hugo Zarco-Jasso

Addresses: IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Av. Pearson 21, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Abstract: This paper considers the relationships between public and private organisations entering into public–private partnerships within the context of NPM. After offering a brief discussion of similarities and differences between public and private organisations and their relationships, it provides a short overview of how PPPs are organised in practice. Through elaborating on three dimensions of differentiation between public and private organisations – ownership, funding and control – it proposes a matrix model for identifying suitable |dimensional mix| for PPP contracts.

Keywords: contractual choices; hybrid organisations; public–private partnerships; qualitative comparative analysis; contracts; cross-sector collaboration; new public management; public policy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPP.2005.007791

International Journal of Public Policy, 2005 Vol.1 No.1/2, pp.22 - 40

Available online: 19 Sep 2005 *

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