Beyond the Dichotomous Evaluation of the Public Value-PPP Relation: From PPP to PPX
Scholars have called for a greater attentiveness to and venturing beyond the dichotomy of public value created or lost in public-private partnering activity. To accomplish this, I first propose a shift from the term “public-private partnership” (PPP) to “public-private mix”(PPX). I then utilize a unique form of logical inference, abduction, at this initial stage of theory building to glean details about the two emerging concepts of public value and PPX. To illustrate their varying dimensions, a case study of ten PPXs in Taiwan are conducted and analysed. In the process, the study demonstrates three analyses of the blurring of boundaries.
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