An evaluation of the stimulants and impediments to innovation within PFI/PPP projects

David Eaton (BuHu (Built & Human Environment) Research Institute, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, UK)
Rifat Akbiyikli (BuHu (Built & Human Environment) Research Institute, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, UK)
Michael Dickinson (BuHu (Built & Human Environment) Research Institute, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, UK)

Construction Innovation

ISSN: 1471-4175

Publication date: 1 June 2006

Abstract

This paper identifies the theoretical stimulants and impediments associated with the implementation of PFI/PPP (Private Finance Initiative/Public Private Partnership)projects. A current defect of this procurement approach is the unintentional constraint upon the innovations incorporated into the development of PFI projects. A critical evaluation of the published literature has been utilized to synthesize a theoretical model. The paper proposes a theoretical model for the identification of potential innovation stimulants and impediments within this type of procurement. This theoretical model is then utilised to evaluate four previously completed PFI projects. These project case‐studies have been examined in detail. The evaluation demonstrates how ineffective current procedures are. The application of this model before project letting could eliminate unintentional constraints and stimulate improved innovation within the process.The implementation of the model could improve the successful delivery of innovation within the entire PFI/PPP procurement process.

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Eaton, D., Akbiyikli, R. and Dickinson, M. (2006), "An evaluation of the stimulants and impediments to innovation within PFI/PPP projects", Construction Innovation, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 63-67. https://doi.org/10.1108/14714170610710668

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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