This paper consists of Carsten Greve's inaugrial lecture as new professor with special responsibilities for the areas public-private relationships and public management. First, the talk gives a view of how public-private partnerships have been defined in the literature. Then the talk focuses on the business of PPPs, including the way markets develop and are structured. The talk moves on to focus on the politics of PPPs, including the political processes in forming a policy on PPPs. The talk then discusses the interrelationship between business and politics within a political economy framework and institutional theory. The talk ends by considering the international perspective and the comparative research agenda. The conclusions highlight the research challenges for the future which include examining the stability and change in the use of market mechanisms in the delivery of public services in a historical-institutional perspective.
|Place of Publication||København|
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|