Value Creation in Public-Private Partnerships. A case study from the mobile Health sector in Tanzania

Foschi, Annachiara (2015) Value Creation in Public-Private Partnerships. A case study from the mobile Health sector in Tanzania. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Purpose- The purpose of this research is to investigate the evidence of value creation within a Public-Private Partnership (Wazazi Nipendeni) in Tanzania, in the mobile Health (mHealth) sector. Using the Collaborative Value Creation (CVC) framework by Austin and Seitanidi (2012a; 2012b), the research aims at understanding the sources of value of the case study and the types of values produced in the PPP. It also wants to show the processes of value creation, where value gets created and who benefits from it, to have a comprehensive idea of the value creation within the case study.

Design/Methodology/Approach- A qualitative content analysis was chosen for the research. The data analysed was interviews’ transcripts, obtained from the participants of the PPP. Interviews seemed to be the appropriate methods for the analysis, as the research aimed at investigating value creation according to the perspectives provided from the participants of the partnership.

Findings- The findings of the research suggested evident value creation within the Wazazi Nipendeni case study. This was due to the diversity and the multi-sector nature of the partners and to the high levels of collaboration and shared links among the public, private and non-profit actors of the PPP. The innovation of mobile health (mHealth) technology, moreover, has contributed to the value creation evidence, with the implementation of a free system that generates social value for the beneficiaries of the project and economic value for the partners.

Originality/Value- The research will contribute to the literature of value creation within PPPs. Precedent literature review has focused on value creation within the Business and Society (B&S) dimension, neglecting other applications of partnerships such as PPPs. Furthermore, the research will contribute to the literature of PPPs in developing countries, specifically in the East African context.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Foschi, Annachiara
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2016 14:06
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 17:08

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