Emerging Metagovernance as an Institutional Framework for Public Private Partnership Network in Denmark.

Martine Buser, Christian Koch

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    Implementing private public partnerships in Denmark has been a long and reluctant process. PPP developed among municipalities from the late nineties, but was halted because of a scandal in 2002. In 2004 the government launched an action plan, and PPP are emerging again. Drawing on new public management perspectives, public services are viewed as a network of mixed players with a regulatory framework, a metagovernance. Examples of Danish PPP initiatives are given. The present metagovernance consists of a comparator, guidelines, feasibility studies and a central competence unit. New issues like employment relations are surfacing. PPPs are thus emergent political arenas.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Project Management
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)548-556
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2006


    • Public Private Partnership
    • Metagovernance

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