The Dynamics of Contractual and Relational Governance: Evidence From Long-Term Public-Private Procurement Arrangements

  title={The Dynamics of Contractual and Relational Governance: Evidence From Long-Term Public-Private Procurement Arrangements},
  author={Jurong Zheng and Jens K. Roehrich and Michael A. Lewis},
  journal={ERN: Formal \& Relational Contracts Between Firms (Topic)},
This paper investigates the detail and dynamics of how contractual and relational governance mechanisms are deployed in managing complex, long-term public–private supply arrangements. Using empirical data from two UK Private Finance Initiative (PFI) cases, the paper analyses the interplay of governance mechanisms along a timeline of project phases. Conceptual and practical findings confirm that relational and contractual mechanisms are indeed complementary forms of exchange governance but also… Expand
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