Description - Private-Public Partnerships by Abby Ghobadian
Few current issues in public management are as controversial as public private partnerships (PPPs). The intensity of the debate reflects the importance of the concept to the government as it focuses on its central policy objective of improving public services, and the degree of opposition that is ranged against it. Opinion is divided with alternative views emerging across the political spectrum. Private Public Partnerships presents a fresh and wide-ranging review of the core issues behind the debate, capturing the experiences and insight of practitioners at the forefront of the first wave of PPP programmes, research and analysis from leading academics who have studied the performance of PPPs, and critical views from advocates and opponents of the concept.
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Author Biography - Abby Ghobadian
Abby Ghobadian is Director of the Institute of Research and CISMR, and Professor of Operations and Manufacturing Strategy at Middlesex University. His research interests lie principally in operations and environmental management as well as the formulation and deployment of corporate strategy in small and medium sized organizations. Nicholas O'Regan is Principal Lecturer in Business Studies at Middlesex University Business School. His research interests include the organizational culture, leadership and strategic planning processes of small and medium sized organizations. Other research interests include the deployment of technology and the use of e-business in SMEs. David Gallear is Principle Lecturer in Operations Management at Middlesex University Business School. His research interests and many publications focus on quality and business excellence development, and supply chain management. Other research interests include supply chain purchasing strategy and performance measurement. Howard Viney is a Lecturer in Management at the Open University Business School. His research focuses upon issues of strategic adaptation in recently privatized industries, and a developing interest in issues relating to the private provision of public goods and services.