Public-Private Partnerships: Trends, Perspectives and Opportunities



Series: Business Issues, Competition and Entrepreneurship
BISAC: BUS079000

In the context of the economic crisis, governments are under increased pressure to find quick answers to hard questions about maintaining public services and funding infrastructure. Public-Private Partnership (PPP) can be used to describe a wide variety of arrangements involving the public and private sectors working together in some way. The key elements for a PPP project are long-term contract; design construction, financing and operation of public infrastructure by the private sector party; payments over the lifetime of the project to the private sector party for the use of the facility made either by the public sector party or by the general public as users of the facility; and facility remaining in the public sector ownership or reverting to public sector ownership at the end of the PPP contract. In this book, the authors go through this concept by analyzing not only the opportunities in that field but also the trends and new perspectives. This book captures the results of some of the recent research that is being carried out on public-private cooperation.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Public–Private Partnerships for Socio-Technical and Environmental Transitions in Spain
(Vanesa Roger Monzó and Fernando Castelló Sirvent – ESIC Business and Marketing School, Valencia, Spain)

Chapter 2. Accountability Challenges in PPPs: Are Partners Being Democratically Accountable? The Case of Transport Infrastructure in Portugal
(Sandra I. Firmino and Sílvia M. Mendes – Centre for Public Administration and Public Policies, Institute of Social and Political Sciences, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Analysis of the Efficiency of Environmental Protection Activities: Public versus Private in European Union Countries
(Patricia Carracedo, José Manuel Guaita Martínez, Luisa Marti and Rosa Puertas – Business Area, Universidad Internacional de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 4. Hierarchical SPICE-Models of Public-Private Partnerships
(Olga I. Gorbaneva, Guennady A. Ougolnitsky and Anton D. Murzin – I.I. Vorovich Institute of Mathematics, Mechanics and Computer Sciences, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Federation, et al.)

Chapter 5. The Energy and Industry 4.0 Sectors and their Opportunities in the Chinese Market. The Key Role of Clusters in the Current Context of Technology Transfer
(Beatriz Irún, Diego Monferrer and Miguel Ángel Moliner – Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 6. Assessing People’s Concerns and Attitudes towards Solid Waste Management Facilities Implementation in Nablus and Jenin Districts of Palestine
(Noor M. Al-Subu, Issam A. Al-Khatib and Stamatia Kontogianni – Universal Institute of Applied and Health Research, Nablus, Palestine, et al.)

Chapter 7. Developing a Sustainable Management Model for Healthcare Solid Waste: Nablus Hospitals as a Case Study
(Issam A. Al-Khatib, Yasmeen Shanaa and Abdelhaleem I. Khader – Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University, Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine, et al.)

Chapter 8. Qualitative and Qualitative Analysis of Generated Dental Waste in Northern West Bank, Palestine Clinics
(Sameer M. Al-Qorom, Issam A. Al-Khatib, Majed I. Al-Sari’, Stamatia Kontogianni and Fathi M. Anayah – Universal Institute of Applied and Health Research, Nablus, Palestine, et al.)

Chapter 9. Medical Laboratories Generated Waste Management in West Bank, Palestine
(Rami A. Banishamseh, Issam A. Al-Khatib, Majed I. Al-Sari’, Stamatia Kontogianni and Fathi M. Anayah – Faculty of Graduate Studies, Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine, et al.)

Chapter 10. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Management: A Case Study in Hebron District, Palestine
(Fathi M. Anayah, Issam A. Al-Khatib and Mohammad W. Hashlamoun – Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Palestine Technical University – Kadoorie, Tulkarm, West Bank, Palestine, et al.)


Editor’s ORCID iD

Diego Monferrer Tirado

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