Book Announcement: Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis

Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp276, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis, edited by Nikolai Mouraviev and Nada Kakabadse

This collection examines public-private partnerships (PPPs) in transitional nations from the governance perspective. It explores the structures, legal frameworks and collaborative arrangements that underpin partnerships in Europe, Asia and Africa, and highlights government decisions that facilitate the transformation of societal challenges into developmental opportunities. By sharing the experience of nine nations, including China, Indonesia, Russia and Nigeria, it helps to better understand the commonalities in PPP deployment, avoid mistakes and pitfalls, and learn from other economies.

The book raises the critical questions that concern many governments, including: What are the common and frequent mistakes that governments make when they deploy partnerships and deal with governance issues? How can countries increase PPPs’ benefits? Can PPPs be instrumental in accomplishing certain less traditional government tasks, such as disaster risk management of built infrastructure and promotion of clean energy? Can PPPs serve as a backbone of entrepreneurial networks and contribute to sustainable development? The groundwork is laid out for contrasting and comparing successful and unsuccessful government actions, institutional, legal and financing initiatives and procedures, allowing one to make cross-country and cross-sectoral comparisons.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

Public-Private Partnerships in Transitional Nations: Policy, Governance and Praxis can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Editors

Dr Nikolai Mouraviev is a Senior Lecturer at Dundee Business School, Abertay University, United Kingdom. Previously he has held teaching positions at KIMEP University, Kazakhstan, Wayne State University, United States, and Viterbo University, United States. His research focuses upon public-private partnership management in Kazakhstan and Russia and he has published extensively in this area. He is a member of the Board of Directors of a railroad company that was the first public-private partnership in Kazakhstan.

Nada Kakabadse is a Professor of Policy, Governance and Ethics at Henley Business School, University of Reading, United Kingdom. She has co-authored 23 books and has published over 196 scholarly articles and 90 book chapters. She is an elected member of the European Academy of Science and Arts and a consultant to numerous global corporations, non-governmental organizations and governments.

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