Conversation on Why do Public-Private Partnerships Fail

Speaker Sessions
March 8, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Friday
AC2 LT, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India
Open to Public


ISBInsight Lecture Series and TGIF: The Global ISB Forum Present a Conversation on Why do Public-Private Partnerships Fail




About the talk:  Many large-scale projects require a partnership between the government and the private sector. The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model is controversial, complex, is often mired in corruption, delays and entanglements and is not always successful. What are the characteristics of PPP models that are relatively more successful? What type of PPP models tend to fail? Why are they undertaken even when they are predicted to fail?

Professor Srikanth Kannan studied 57 PPP projects in the transport sector in India between 1998 and 2012 to answer these questions.

Sponsored by the EY- ISB Initiative for Emerging Markets Studies  (IEMS).

When: Friday, March 8, 2019, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, India Standard Time

Venue:  AC2 LT, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

About the series:
The Global ISB Forum (TGIF) welcomes the entire ISB community and friends of ISB community to discuss, participate and engage in critical issues and challenges facing India and the world.

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Professor Kannan Srikanth

Associate Professor of Strategy

Fisher College of Business,

Ohio State University.


TGIF Host:

Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry

Professor of Finance

UCLA Anderson School of Management