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Accountability and corporate governance of public private partnerships
Abstract Brennan and Solomon (2008) identify six new frontiers in accountability and corporate governance research to stimulate research. This paper contributes to such research by devising aExpand
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Discourse and institutional change: 'Giving accounts' and accountability
This paper examines the impact of the implementation of Local Management of Schools (LMS) in the UK on the discursive practices that help construct institutions of ‘accountability’ in a particularExpand
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Highway Robbery? A Financial Analysis of Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) in UK Roads
Abstract The ex‐post facto cost of using private finance in roads is examined using a case study approach. The paper focuses on the first eight design, build, finance and operate (DBFO) roadsExpand
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The Cost of Using Private Finance to Build, Finance and Operate Hospitals
This article analyses the cost of using private finance to build hospitals under the UK government's Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Hospital trusts' annual payments to their private sectorExpand
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Spanish healthcare Public Private Partnerships: the ?Alzira model
Global infrastructure reports suggest that, in the wake of the fiscal crisis, healthcare PPPs are seen as a growing area as governments switch attention to social welfare projects. Spain is unique inExpand
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Risks and the financing of PPP: Perspectives from the financiers
Public private partnerships (PPP) are an established model for most governments internationally to provide infrastructure-based services, using private finance. Typically the public authority willExpand
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The cost of using private finance for roads in Spain and the UK
Within the context of the growing worldwide tendency to fund road construction, operation and maintenance through a variety of private financing arrangements, this article explores the implicationsExpand
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The Diffusion of Risks in Public Private Partnership Contracts
Purpose - The UK government argues that the benefits of public private partnership (PPP) in delivering public infrastructure stem from transferring risks to the private sector within a structure inExpand
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Financial black holes: The disclosure and transparency of privately financed roads in the UK
Purpose - This paper aims to examine empirically whether the system of public expenditure reporting is capable of delivering financial accountability, focusing on the UK government's use of privateExpand
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