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Crafting public-private partnerships in emerging countries : a coevolution perspective

Abstract : This dissertation features a process research exploring the dynamics of crafting a public-private partnership (PPP) for energy distribution in Lebanon. An inductive exploration of the field revealed the co-existence of two phenomena evolving within the same sphere. In parallel to this PPP setup, the country was going through a process of PPP regulation with the aim to reform existing PPP procurement and management practices. The research examines the coevolution of these two phenomena and reveals insights on the mechanisms underlying the way PPPs as institutions emerge, operate and develop in a developing economy. The analysis allows grounded theory modelling of PPP institutionalization and contributes to our understanding of PPPs while highlighting the importance of institutional and political factors in shaping this evolution. The results show that in developing economies, the coevolution of a PPP with the setup of a regulatory framework is strongly constrained by political considerations and personal agendas. PPPs evolution path prove to be highly impacted by contextual particularities and their performance can vary significantly during the stages of this evolution; in return PPPs can induce very limited and localized forms of change to elements of the surrounding institutional environment. Finally, PPPs institutionalization in developing economies greatly depends on stakeholders’ willingness and is subject to different forms of resistance.
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Carla Bader. Crafting public-private partnerships in emerging countries : a coevolution perspective. Business administration. Université de Lille, 2021. English. ⟨NNT : 2021LILUA001⟩. ⟨tel-03346726⟩



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