1 Section for Planning and Management of Building Processes, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Department of Technology and Social Sciences, Technical University of Denmark4 Technical University of Denmark
Implementing private public partnerships in Denmark has been a long and reluctant process. PPP 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. Drawing on new public management perspectives, public services are viewed as a network of mixed players with a regulatory framework, a metagovernance. Examples of Danish PPP initiatives are given. The present metagovernance consists of a comparator, guidelines, feasibility studies and a central competence unit. New issues like employment relations are surfacing. PPPs are thus emergent political arenas.
International Journal of Project Management, 2006, Vol 24, Issue 7, p. 548-556
Public private partnerships; metagovernance; Denmark