Ranked critical factors in PPP briefings

Li Yaning TANG, Qiping SHEN, Martin SKITMORE, Wai Lun Eddie CHENG

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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly used to procure Australian infrastructure projects. As with all construction projects, the early briefing stages are often the most crucial in determining a successful outcome. There is, however, a lack of systematic research on the type and nature of the critical factors affecting the effectiveness and efficiency of PPP during this period. A literature review is presented of PPP usage in Australia, in which four main categories of factors (procurement, stakeholder, risk, and finance) are identified, each with several subfactors. A questionnaire survey involving state government stakeholders is also described, and a mathematical model that ranks the factors involved is developed. This is followed by an examination of the potential of the factors to help improve the PPP briefing stage for both public and private sectors. Copyright © 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-171
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering - ASCE
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


Tang, L.Y., Shen, Q., Skitmore, M. & Cheng, E.W.L. (2013). Ranked critical factors in PPP briefing. Journal of Management in Engineering, 29(2), 164-171. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000131.


  • Critical factors
  • Procurement
  • Stakeholder
  • Risk
  • Finance
  • Briefing stage
  • Public-private partnership
  • Infrastructure
  • Questionnaire survey


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