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Effectiveness of Private Finance Initiatives (PFI): study of private financing for the provision of capital assets for schools in the UK

Kakabadse, N. K., Kakabadse, A. P. and Summers, N. (2007) Effectiveness of Private Finance Initiatives (PFI): study of private financing for the provision of capital assets for schools in the UK. Public Administration and Development. 27(1), pp. 49-61. 0271-2075.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: The study reported in this paper explores how effective Public Private Partnerships (PPP) have been as critical providers of capital assets within the state education sector in the UK. Specifically, the research investigates the impact on educational provision of the UK government's contentious £43 billion Private Finance Initiative (PFI). The inquiry focuses on 27 English Local Education Authorities (LEAs) currently or recently involved in PFI. The investigation examines the effect of PFI's on LEA decision-making processes and discusses these authorities' assessment of the UK government's current PFI strategy. An evaluation of PFI as a source of sustainable finance is reported as well as recommendations made for LEAs currently considering adoption of PFI. Through such analysis, this study seeks to de-layer and ascertain the influence of complex external environmental influences and stakeholders that need to be taken into account in order to make PPPs work. The paper concludes by presenting the critical considerations for enhancing the working relationship between private and public sector partners
Uncontrolled Keywords: public private partnerships; private finance initiatives; local education partnerships; PFI effect and utilisation; building schools for future; openness; trust; project management skills
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD3611 Industrial policy. The state and industrial organization, including municipal services
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC65 Social aspects of education > LC71 Education and the state
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Creators: Kakabadse, Nada K, Kakabadse, Andrew P and Summers, N
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Business and International Management (to 2010)
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > International Strategy & Business
Date: March 2007
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 49-61
Journal or Publication Title: Public Administration and Development
Volume: 27
Number: 1
Language: English
ISSN: 0271-2075
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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