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The impact of economic and political imperatives on the successful use of Public-private partnership (PPP) in projects

Almeile, Ahmad Meile; Chipulu, Maxwell; Ojiako, Udechukwu; Vahidi, Ramesh; Marshall, Alasdair


Ahmad Meile Almeile

Udechukwu Ojiako

Ramesh Vahidi

Alasdair Marshall


This study presents empirical research examining how economic and political imperatives impact prospects for successful use of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to deliver projects in Saudi Arabia. A conceptual model and several hypotheses are developed. A questionnaire survey obtains data from two hundred and fifty-seven (257) project management practitioners involved in projects being procured using PPP within Saudi Arabia. Data is analysed using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM). The conclusion is that economic, but not political imperatives moderate the relationship between Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and PPP project success in Saudi Arabia. To an extent, these findings offer a risk-focussed typology for exploring conditions for PPP project success.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 2, 2022
Online Publication Date Aug 15, 2022
Publication Date 2024
Deposit Date Jul 18, 2022
Publicly Available Date Aug 16, 2023
Journal Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations
Print ISSN 0953-7287
Electronic ISSN 1366-5871
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 35
Issue 6
Pages 559-579
Keywords Public-private partnership, economic, political, project management, construction projects, critical success factors, structural equation model
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