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The Public-Private Partnership Handbook

The Public-Private Partnership Handbook

How to Maximize Value from Joint Working

Malcolm Morley


Leads managers and decision makers through the key stages of planning, implementing and benefiting from working partnerships between public and private sector organizations.

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About the book

In a world of increasingly complex and sophisticated market problems, the public sector and the private sector need each other. Where traditional models of working together can't capture this complexity, there is space for a new, dynamic approach. This approach recognizes innovative models of working in partnership to suit different circumstances. The Public-Private Partnership Handbook explores the full range of opportunities for growth, success and benefits that can be achieved through smart joint working and strategic partnerships.

Covering the full lifecycle of a public-private partnership, from initial planning to managed exit and service continuity, The Public-Private Partnership Handbook gives managers and decision-makers the tools and knowledge to forge powerful and mutually beneficial partnerships between public and private sector entities. Key topics such as understanding and aligning organizational values and cultures, dealing with joint intellectual property, managing risk and sharing rewards, coping with asymmetry, managing performance, and agreeing accountability processes are explored in depth with tools and techniques for informed decision-making.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 01: The opportunities and challenges of working together;
    • Chapter - 02: What is joint working?;
    • Chapter - 03: We all say partnership but do we mean the same thing?;
    • Chapter - 04: Selection criteria for joint working;
    • Chapter - 05: The dynamics of working together;
    • Chapter - 06: Organisational cultures and joint working;
    • Chapter - 07: The strategy process and joint working;
    • Chapter - 08: Understanding risk;
    • Chapter - 09: It’s all in the specification;
    • Chapter - 10: Finance and returns;
    • Chapter - 11: Joint working failure, resilience and continuity;
    • Chapter - 12: The Synergy Challenge;
    • Chapter - 13: Appendix- Starting the Journey


Utilizing pertinent examples, case studies, and a series of figures and graphics, this guide outlines the exact steps businesses need to take, and the tools they must develop, to prepare for effective joint working.
Nikki Lazenby and Brennan Kathleen Tapp, Internal Auditing

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749474263
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd October 2015
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 234x156
  • 296 pages

About the Author

Professor Malcolm Morley OBE is a chief executive and leader who has worked at Board level in both the private and public sectors. As a management consultant he gained international experience developing senior managers into leaders, developing strategies in a diverse range of markets and supporting strategic and organisational change. As an academic specialising in strategic management he has lectured widely on MBA courses and spoken at many conferences. He has maintained his academic interest and input and is currently a Visiting Professor at The Lord Ashcroft International Business School of Anglia Ruskin University and at the Business School of the University of Bedfordshire. He was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in Her Majesty the Queen New Years Honours List of 2016. He is the author of Understanding Markets and Strategy (Kogan Page, 2014).

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