Stakeholders’ perspectives on the success criteria for public-private partnership projects

Robert Osei-Kyei, Ping Chuen Chan

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Given the complexity and wide stakeholder interests in public-private partnership (PPP) projects, different parties have different expectations and definitions of PPP project success. This paper explores the perceptual differences on the success criteria for PPP projects among PPP stakeholders. A questionnaire survey was conducted with targeted international PPP experts from the academic, public and private sectors. The research findings show that each stakeholder group considers effective risk management as the most critical success criterion. Moreover, the public and private sectors consider meeting output specifications as the second most critical criteria, whereas the academic sector considers satisfying the need for public facility/service. Further analysis using non parametric tests shows significant differences on the ranking of the criterion, “satisfying the need for public facility/service” between the public and private sectors and between academic and private sectors. These research outputs provide significant insights into how PPP projects’ success is evaluated by various PPP stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Perspectives
  • Project success
  • Public-private partnership
  • Stakeholders
  • Success criteria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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