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Title: Empirical comparison of critical success factors for public-private partnerships in developing and developed countries : a case of Ghana and Hong Kong
Authors: Osei-Kyei, R 
Chan, APC 
Keywords: Critical success factors
Developed countries
Developing countries
Hong Kong
Public-private partnership
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Source: Engineering, construction and architectural management, 2017, v. 24, no. 6, p. 1222-1245 How to cite?
Journal: Engineering, construction and architectural management 
Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the similarities and differences of critical success factors (CSFs) for public-private partnership (PPP) projects in developing and developed countries, using Ghana and Hong Kong as examples. Design/methodology/approach - An empirical questionnaire survey was conducted with experienced PPP practitioners in Ghana and Hong Kong. Survey responses were analysed using Kendall's concordance analysis, mean score ranking, quartile groupings analysis and Mann-Whitney U test. Findings - The results indicate that a favourable legal and regulatory framework is very critical in both jurisdictions. Further, technology transfer, technological innovation, public/community participation and coordination and government providing financial support are of low importance in both jurisdictions. The non-parametric test shows that 16 CSFs are of different importance in Ghana and Hong Kong. Specifically, CSFs related to the socio-political and economic conditions of PPP projects are very critical in Ghana, whereas CSFs directly related to the organisation and relationship of PPP projects are very critical in Hong Kong. Originality/value - The outputs of this study add to the international best practice framework for successful PPP implementation. Further, international private investors and governments who are yet to adopt the PPP concept would be considerably informed of the investment strategies to employ when engaging in PPP arrangements.
ISSN: 0969-9988
EISSN: 1365-232X
DOI: 10.1108/ECAM-06-2016-0144
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