1 Institute of Business and Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus University2 Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University3 Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
Private public partnerships are hesitant innovations, with a complex cross sectorial origin and domain. This is also the case in Denmark: In a first round, a PPP variant, sale and lease back, developed among municipalities from the late nineties, but was halted because of a scandal in 2002. In 2004 the government launched an action plan, and PPP are emerging again, this time in several variants. Drawing on multiple perspectives, public services are viewed as a network of mixed players across sectors like construction, management consulting and finance, accompanied by a set of regulatory elements, a metagovernance. A status of Danish PPP initiatives is given. The present metagovernance consists of a comparator, guidelines, feasibility studies and a central competence unit. One PPP project is by now in operation, but most results so far are abstract.
Politik, 2007, Vol 10, Issue 3, p. 52-62
offentlig private partnerskaber; metagovernance; Danmark; public private partnerships; Denmark