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

Eaton, D, Akbiyikli, R and Dickinson, MT 2006, 'An evaluation of the stimulants and impediments to innovation within PFI/PPP projects' , Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management, 6 (2) , pp. 63-77.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14714175
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2007 13:35
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 15:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/437

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