Assessing the Impact of Public—Private Partnerships in the Global South: The Case of the Kasur Tanneries Pollution Control Project [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 90 (1):57 - 78 (2009)
This paper makes a contribution to ongoing debates about whether and how we can empirically assess the potential, limitations, and actual impacts of public-private partnerships (PPPs) in developing countries. Several United Nations and bilateral aid agencies have called for the development of impact assessment (IA) methodologies that can help clarify when, how, where, and for whom partnerships work. This paper scrutinizes some of the key assumptions underlying this debate, arguing that no objective ' truth' about the effects of PPPs can be discovered through the use of such methodologies. The paper then investigates what can actually be known about a PPP's effects by testing a PPP IA framework that is recommended by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This is done using a case study from Pakistan. The paper shows that IA methodology may provide an indication of how well a PPP has fared, but not why the PPP has turned out the way it has. At the same time, win-win and win-lose outcomes may exist simultaneously, even for the same stakeholder in the PPP. While the importance of ensuring proper design, monitoring, and IA of PPPs cannot be denied, their effects must be seen as an outcome of struggles between a variety of actors over the distribution of social and environmental hazards associated with broader processes of economic development and industrialization
|Keywords||public–private partnerships impact assessment corporate social responsibility Pakistan|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Georg Kell (2005). The Global Compact Selected Experiences and Reflections. Journal of Business Ethics 59 (1-2):69 - 79.
Citations of this work BETA
Salla Laasonen, Martin Fougère & Arno Kourula (2012). Dominant Articulations in Academic Business and Society Discourse on NGO–Business Relations: A Critical Assessment. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 109 (4):521-545.
Verena Bitzer & Pieter Glasbergen (2010). Partnerships for Sustainable Change in Cotton: An Institutional Analysis of African Cases. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 93 (2):223 - 240.
Verena Bitzer, Pieter Glasbergen & Bas Arts (2013). Exploring the Potential of Intersectoral Partnerships to Improve the Position of Farmers in Global Agrifood Chains: Findings From the Coffee Sector in Peru. [REVIEW] Agriculture and Human Values 30 (1):5-20.
Similar books and articles
Heinz-Dieter Meyer (2010). Local Control as a Mechanism of Colonization of Public Education in the United States. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (8):830-845.
Gabriel Eweje (2006). Environmental Costs and Responsibilities Resulting From Oil Exploitation in Developing Countries: The Case of the Niger Delta of Nigeria. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 69 (1):27 - 56.
David B. Resnik (2003). Strengthening the United States' Database Protection Laws: Balancing Public Access and Private Control. Science and Engineering Ethics 9 (3):301-318.
Yuichiro Amekawa (2009). Reflections on the Growing Influence of Good Agricultural Practices in the Global South. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (6):531-557.
Michael R. Reich, Jody Henry Hershey, George E. Hardy, James E. Childress & Ruth Gaare Bernheim (2003). Workshop on Public Health Law and Ethics I & II: The Challenge of Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs). Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 31 (s4):90-93.
Melanie Rein & Leda Stott (2009). Working Together: Critical Perspectives on Six Cross-Sector Partnerships in Southern Africa. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 90 (1):79 - 89.
Ananya Mukherjee Reed & Darryl Reed (2009). Partnerships for Development: Four Models of Business Involvement. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 90 (1):3 - 37.
Igor Abramov (2009). Building Peace in Fragile States — Building Trust is Essential for Effective Public-Private Partnerships. Journal of Business Ethics 89 (4):481 - 494.
Shareen Hertel (2010). The Paradox of Partnership: Assessing New Forms of Ngo Advocacy on Labor Rights. Ethics and International Affairs 24 (2):171-189.
Peter Utting & Ann Zammit (2009). United Nations-Business Partnerships: Good Intentions and Contradictory Agendas. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 90 (1):39 - 56.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #203,926 of 1,413,333 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #154,079 of 1,413,333 )
How can I increase my downloads?