Abstract In light of the PPP literature, there can be viewed contradictory statements about the ‘partnership’ notion. Parts of the literature suggests the possibility, that contract bound and hierarchic infrastructure PPP’s can develop towards a more horizontal, equal and trust based cooperation, between the public and private organization. Some theorists suggest these characteristics as defining a partnership in the real sense of the word. This study investigates the first Danish governmental PPP - The Danish National Archives and the possible movement towards more trust based and equal relations. In perspective of our choice of a single case study, we have described The Danish National Archives as a critical case and raised the following thesis: ‘if trust based and equal relations can’t be found in The Danish National Archives, we can reject that these features can’t be found in any other Danish infrastructure PPP, at this moment’. Our findings do not suggest a development of a trust based and equal cooperation between the public and private, transcending the formal contract. We hereby reject our thesis. We can conclude certain features of basic trust relations in the perspective of agreement trust (competence and contract trust). The partners maintain and address a more traditional form of cooperation, which involves contracting out procedures and a ‘hard’ regulated contract. This setup is portrayed as being less conflictual and risky, and the partners can maintain their separated interests. At the moment the partners seem to be content with the setup. A closer trust based and horizontal relationship doesn’t seem needed in the function of The Danish National Archives.
|Uddannelser||Forvaltning, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||19 jun. 2015|
|Vejledere||Ole Helby Petersen|