Risk Misallocation in Public-Private Partnership Projects in China

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International Public Management Journal, 2013, 16 (3), pp. 438 - 460
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This article attempts to compare the preferred and actual risk allocation and then to evaluate the impact of risk misallocation (if any) on project performance. The results show a significantly negative relationship between project performance and risk misallocation. The smaller the degree of risk misallocation was, the more successful the project would be. One group of three risks (including "Corruption," "Government's intervention," and "Government's reliability") and the other group of three risks (including "Approval and permit," "Immature juristic system," and "Land acquisition") were found to contribute considerably to the prediction of project performance. This article provides information on the impact of risk misallocation on project performance in China's public-private partnership (PPP) projects. To enter and perform well in China's PPP market, private firms should pay particular attention to the identified risks. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
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