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Title: Lifecycle performance measurement of public-private partnerships : a case study in China's water sector
Authors: Bao, FY 
Martek, I
Chen, C
Chan, APC 
Yu, Y
Keywords: Public-private partnership
Water sector
Lifecycle performance measurement
Case study
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Source: International journal of strategic property management, 2018, v. 22, no. 6, p. 516-531 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of strategic property managementprint+eissn 
Abstract: Numerous public-private partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects have been operating in China after nearly 30 years of development. Surprisingly, few lessons and experiences have been drawn from these existing cases, thereby creating an urgent demand for a comprehensive evaluation of their performance. Thus, this paper presents a timely contribution to the assessment of a representative PPP project in China's water sector, the Chengdu No. 6 Water Plant B Project, from a lifecycle perspective. Through a triangulation method, the project is generally deemed a success providing instructive lessons on the future evolutionary development of PPPs in China despite several imperfections caused by particular historical factors. Moreover, this paper advances the performance measurement of PPPs offering empirical insights to promote the efficacy of conceptual performance measurement frameworks. The outcomes of this research are especially valuable to the current Chinese PPP community where huge opportunities and challenges simultaneously exist.
ISSN: 1648-715X
EISSN: 1648-9179
DOI: 10.3846/ijspm.2018.6048
Rights: Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by VGTU Press
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The following publication Bao, F.Y., Martek, I., Chen, C., Chan, A.P.C., & Yu, Y. (2018). Lifecycle performance measurement of public-private partnerships : a case study in China's water sector. International journal of strategic property management, 22 (6), 516-531 is available at
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