Developing public private partnerships in Denmark: –The role of construction firms in networked public services

Martine Buser, Christian Koch

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Abstract

The establishment of private public partnerships in Denmark in relation to construction has been a long and reluctant process. In the spring of 2004 however the government launched an action plan and PPP arrangements are now emerging. A first wave of PPP arrangements started flourishing however in Danish municipalities from the late nineties. Although a number of arrangements were established, many more were possibly halted because of a scandal in one municipality in 2002. One central issue in the established PPP is how to develop the partnership, which is here viewed as an emergent process of networking, learning and establishing of institutions. Drawing on new public management perspectives it is argued that the future model of public services is the network of a mixed set of players (private, voluntary and public). Such networks might be strong in combining forces and strength from these various sectors in producing present public services. The paper analyse the emergent network and the metagovernance frame. Examples of Danish PPP are given highlighting the role of the construction firms. The experiences illustrate the importance of recognizing public private partnerships as emergent political arenas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings Third International Conference on Construction in the 21th Century : Advancing Engineering, Management and Technology
Place of PublicationAthens
PublisherTechnical University of Denmark, COM.DTU, CICT
Publication date2005
Pages397-403
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event3rd International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Advancing Engineering, Management and Technology - Athens, Greece
Duration: 15 Sep 200517 Sep 2005
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
Number3
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period15/09/200517/09/2005

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