Framing Public-Private Partnerships: Perspectives on Sociotechnical Spaces, Staging, and Innovation of Meanings

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Abstract

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) has recently gained attention in the public sector and the Danish construction industry as a new business model giving promises of increased productivity and innovation through long-term collaboration. PPP is widely used worldwide and can be considered an effective way to pool competencies across organisations and thus reach objectives that cannot be realised by individual companies. However, there is no tradition for such commitments between public bodies and companies in the Danish construction industry and very few insights are available about the development and activities shaping the PPP-model. Drawing on design-driven innovation and actor-network theory, we examine an ongoing PPP between the City of Copenhagen’s Department of Construction and a business unit of six Danish AEC companies and their efforts to organise and manage a productive collaboration in order to fulfil specific public and private business objectives. Furthermore, we highlight how radical new meanings and languages of the PPP-model emerge. The analysis is organised in a number of sociotechnical spaces where activities and staging processes are performed between heterogeneous diversities of organisations and actors. Data from the ongoing PPP is collected using ethnographic methods and translated into the analysis as retrospective descriptions of the development and the activities. The conclusion offers real time insights into the complex and ‘fuzzy’ network of continuous negotiations that, on one hand, influence the development and activities in the ongoing PPP, and on the other, frame and reframe the meanings and languages of the PPP-model.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventNEON-konference: Innovation in organizations – challenges and potentials - Scandic Lillehammer Hotel, Lillehammer, Norway
Duration: 20 Nov 201822 Nov 2018
http://konferanser.hil.no/neon2018/

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ConferenceNEON-konference
LocationScandic Lillehammer Hotel
CountryNorway
CityLillehammer
Period20/11/201822/11/2018
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Innovation
Public-private partnerships
Language
Construction industry
Business objectives
New business
Innovation networks
Productivity
Actor-network theory
Public sector
Competency
Business model

Keywords

  • Network management
  • PPP
  • Radical Innovation
  • Sociotechnical spaces
  • Staging

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Frederiksen, N & Gottlieb, S 2018, 'Framing Public-Private Partnerships: Perspectives on Sociotechnical Spaces, Staging, and Innovation of Meanings' Paper presented at NEON-konference, Lillehammer, Norway, 20/11/2018 - 22/11/2018, .

Framing Public-Private Partnerships : Perspectives on Sociotechnical Spaces, Staging, and Innovation of Meanings. / Frederiksen, Nicolaj; Gottlieb, Stefan.

2018. Paper presented at NEON-konference, Lillehammer, Norway.

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