Public Private Participation: A case-study of public-private participation to promote environmental technology development by SMEs in Sweden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
With the increasing understaning of the need for sustainable development, many are finding that existing systems of governance are not sufficiently complex to solve the environmental crisis (see Glasbergen, 2011; Brown et al., 2009). As a result, the recent years has seen the rise of public-private participation, strengthened by the endorsement of the concept by the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002 (Andonova, 2010). In Europe, the concept of collaboration between state and private sector has been further endorsed by EUCETSA and former SWENTEC. Using a literature review to establish a theoretical basis, the study then embarks on a qualitative case-study of regional environmental technology networks. This study investigates the motivations causing the companies and networks to go into partnership with one another, and whether these motivations conflict. It also aims to find the perceived benefits of cooperation and the perceived end goals. The study finds that motivations for entering into partnership often seem to be business opportunity-oriented, although elements of risk, values, legal compliance and using existing capabilities also play a large role.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 43 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 92
Sustainable development, small and medium-sized enterprises, public-private participation, environmental technology, partnership
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185294OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-185294DiVA: diva2:571199
Subject / course
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
2012-11-06, Norrland 1, Department of Earth Sciences, Villavägen 16, 75236 Uppsala, Uppsala, 10:00 (English)
UppsokLife Earth Science
Mark-Herbert, Cecilia, Dr
Moczydlowska-Vidal, Malgorzata, Dr