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Geneva UN PPP lecture 4

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Geneva UN PPP lecture 4

  1. 1. University of Geneva International Organizations Management Public Private Partnerships Lecture 4 of 4: What does partnering in PPPs imply for the International Organization? Dr. Lea Stadtler and Prof. Gilbert Probst, University of Geneva, HEC
  2. 2. University of Geneva If you plan on engaging in a PPP: Is your organization sufficiently prepared?
  3. 3. University of Geneva Preparing the International Organization Consider the organization’s §  Vision and purpose §  Time and capacity §  Internal support capacity §  (Welcoming) culture
  4. 4. University of Geneva Selecting a Suitable PPP Source: Logsdon, 1991; Berger et al., 2004 The area of involvement: §  Organizational interests and strategic relevance §  Ability to contribute §  Willingness and commitment Suitable partners: §  Strategic fit §  Operational fit and complementary resources §  Reputation §  Cultural fit àAnticipate tension!
  5. 5. University of Geneva What role does the International Organization want to adopt? §  being a partner §  being an initiator §  being a facilitator
  6. 6. University of Geneva Adopting a Brokering Role Source: Stadtler & Probst, 2012 §  Bring together the different players §  Act as mediator and facilitator §  Act as learning catalyst When to take a brokering role? … if the partners lack access to relevant networks … in the absence of trusting relationships … if the partners have limited experience with PPPs Broker organizations §  Independent professionals contracted by PPP / one partner §  No “full” partner / role of a consultant and facilitator
  7. 7. University of Geneva Time for Reflection: Why do you think International Organizations are often well-suited to initiate a PPP and bring together important stakeholders?
  8. 8. University of Geneva What do PPPs mean for you as an individual ?
  9. 9. University of Geneva Becoming a PPP Champion Source: Tennyson, 2003; Waddock, 2010 Leadership in PPPs à  maintaining good relationships and enhancing trust, respect à  leaders need to be patient, open, fair, and knowledgeable à  boundary spanners and system-thinking A Partnership Champion An individual who promotes the partnership using his or her personal / professional reputation and / or role to give the partnership greater authority or profile. (See Ros Tennyson, 2003)
  10. 10. University of Geneva Final Exercise: Select and analyze a PPP in your environment in which an International Organization is involved: 1.  Who are the other partners? 2.  What is the PPP’s goal? 3.  What are the benefits and challenges of the PPP approach in this example? We invite you to send us a one-pager on your selected PPP (please use the course email address)
  11. 11. University of Geneva §  Berger, I., Cunningham, P. H., & Drumwright, M. E. (2004). Social Alliances: Company/nonprofit collaboration. California Management Review, 47(1), 58–90. §  Logsdon, J. M. (1991). Interests and Interdependence in the Formation of Social Problem-Solving Collaborations. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 27(1), 23–37. §  Stadtler, L., & Probst, G. (2012). How Broker Organizations Can Facilitate Public-Private Partnerships for Development. European Management Journal, 30(1), 32-46. §  Waddock, S. A. (2010). From Individual to Institution: On Making the World Different. Journal of Business Ethics, 94(S1), 9–12. References

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