Stakeholder engagement and compliance culture: an empirical study of Scottish private finance initiative projects

Loke-Min Foo, Darinka Asenova, Stephen J. Bailey, John Hood

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Abstract

This research examines the experience of stakeholders of the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). The local authorities' accounts of engaging stakeholders are compared against the stakeholders' experience of being engaged. The findings suggest that the increasing procedures and tools used by local authorities to engage stakeholders do not necessarily lead to more positive experiences of the latter. Some stakeholders perceive engagement as merely an exercise by the local authorities to comply with central government policy guidelines and the stakeholders' views have not had substantial impact on the overall decision-making process. The findings highlight the inadequacy of a compliance culture in public services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)707-729
Number of pages23
JournalPublic Management Review
Volume13
Issue number5
Early online date1 Apr 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • public-private partnerships
  • stakeholder engagement
  • compliance culture
  • public procurement

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