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External factors influencing the readiness for implementing public-private partnerships among public and private organizations in Yemen

Khaled Mohammed Al-shareem (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)
Nor'Aini Yusof (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)
Ernawati Mustafa Kamal (School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to examine the external factors that influence the implementation of the new concept of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in Yemen.

Design/methodology/approach

This study used a self-administered questionnaire that was distributed to Yemeni organizations. Data were analyzed using factor analysis, with appropriate tests of reliability, consistency, correlation and multiple regression analysis.

Findings

The findings indicate that implementation of PPPs are affected through the government policies, market readiness and environmental uncertainty. The empirical evidence also suggests that government policies are the main predictor to PPPs implementation in Yemen. The proposed conceptual framework can be useful in developing PPPs implementation.

Originality/value

This study contributes to the existing literature on PPPs by providing empirical evidence to identify the external factors that influence the readiness to implement PPPs. Furthermore, the study adds value through its contextual originality, given that this study is the first to empirically use the readiness theory in PPP implementation. Moreover, this paper describes the first attempt to investigate the implementation of PPPs in the context of Yemen.

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Citation

Al-shareem, K.M., Yusof, N. and Kamal, E.M. (2015), "External factors influencing the readiness for implementing public-private partnerships among public and private organizations in Yemen", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 56-75. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-07-2014-0030

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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