Multiple perspective of public-private partnership project success : the case of Kuwaiti public housing initiative

Alrashidi, M 2021, Multiple perspective of public-private partnership project success : the case of Kuwaiti public housing initiative , PhD thesis, University of Salford.

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Abstract

Increased urbanisation has led to the use of public-private partnerships (PPP) in the provision of quality housing. However, to get the desired value from PPP housing projects, close attention must be paid to the stakeholders of each project and their political-institutional rules. It is equally important to assess how the stakeholders perceive success and failure, which is an important critical success factor (CSF) in the measurement of the success of these projects. Thus, the aim of this research is to evaluate the key CSFs from the perspectives of various stakeholders in the PPP housing projects in Kuwait to determine which combination of factors has led to successful implementation. Stakeholders’ perspectives in this study are analysed using a multiple-perspective theory which by categorising perspectives into technical, organisational and personal perspectives provide the insights which are required to be integrated into the successful implementation of PPP projects in Kuwait. This research is based on qualitative methodology based on two case studies of Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) and Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW). This research has performed 30 semi-structured interviews and 3 focus group discussions. Findings of both interviews and focus groups confirmed that the investment environment was the most important CSF from stakeholders’ perspectives. Findings in this regard confirmed that the private sector was willing to invest in PPP projects provided that the public sector could improve the investment environment to enable PPP implementation. The second CSF which was identified via the findings of this research was the attractive project which contributed to the success of PPP housing projects as per the participants of this research. Findings confirmed that an attractive project meant a project which offered sufficient project profitability, had long-term demand for their products. The findings of this research identified the third CSF as the reliable consortium which contributed to the success of PPP housing sector projects. Findings in this regard confirmed that a reliable consortium from public sector TOP’s perspective comprised of strong and capable project teams, offered innovative and cost-effective technical solutions, had effective project organisational structures and were able to efficiently address environmental health and safety issues. The findings of this research identified the fourth CSF as a sound financial package which contributed to the success of PPP housing sector projects. The findings of this research identified risk allocation as the fifth CSF which contributed to the success of PPP housing sector projects. The findings in this regard confirmed that optimal risk allocation was one of the underlying reasons for implementing PPP projects.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Contributors: Elkadi, HA (Supervisor) and Mohamad, M (Supervisor)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Funders: Kuwaiti Government
Depositing User: USIR Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 13:02
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 02:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/60422

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