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Title: Public sector's perspective on implementing public - private partnership (PPP) policy in Ghana and Hong Kong
Authors: Osei-Kyei, R 
Chan, APC 
Keywords: Hong Kong
Public sector
Public-private partnerships
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Source: Journal of facilities management, 2018, v. 16, no. 2, p. 175-196 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of facilities management 
Abstract: Purpose - The public sector plays a critical role in the successful implementation of public-private partnership (PPP) projects. Thus, there is a need to holistically explore the public sector's view on the implementation practices of PPP. This paper aims to explore arid compare the public sector's views on PPP practices in Ghana and Hong Kong.
Design/methodology/approach - Semi-structured interviews were conducted with PPP practitioners of senior authority in public institutions in both Ghana and Hong Kong. The interviews covered critical issues of PPP implementation practices such as motivations for engaging in PPP, success criteria/indicators, critical success factors (CSFs), external stakeholder management and training and education in PPPs.
Findings - The findings show that quick delivery of public projects and private sector efficiency are the reasons considered by both groups of interviewees. On the success criteria, interviewees from both jurisdictions mentioned user satisfaction, budget, time and quality. The CSFs mentioned by both groups include capacity building and training, project viability, proper planning and good feasibility studies. Sensitization programs, including open forums and community meetings, were mentioned by both groups as measures for managing external stakeholders. On the training and education, both groups mentioned international study tours and organizing courses and seminars.
Originality/value - The outputs of this study offer strategies that are very useful to international private developers who are interested in PPP practices in Africa and Asia. Further, the findings contribute to the knowledge on the international best practices for PPP.
ISSN: 1472-5967
EISSN: 1741-0983
DOI: 10.1108/JFM-06-2017-0026
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