Public-Private Partnerships and Their Limiting Factors for a Sustainable Public Sewerage Industry: A Comparative Analysis of Three Municipal Cases in Japan
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Asociaciones público-privadas
empresas de propiedad pública

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Fujiwara, N. (2021). Public-Private Partnerships and Their Limiting Factors for a Sustainable Public Sewerage Industry: A Comparative Analysis of Three Municipal Cases in Japan. Revista Nacional De Administración, 12(2), e3771.


This study focuses on the conditions for the implementation of the APP, in the form of a concession for the management of the sewerage business. Three uncertainties were identified as limiting factors for PPPs; a) level of service to ensure sustainability, aging of machinery and equipment; b) public spending on rain and the national government subsidy system; c) residents' perception of the water business and the provision of equitable services. The methodology includes case studies (cities of Hamamatsu, Osaka and Nara in Japan). It consists of two parts: a) analysis of relevant published materials and b) application of surveys and semi-structured interviews with municipal officials and, in the case of Osaka, an affiliated company established to operate the sewer business.
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