Exploring the Public and Private Partnership: Case Study of Dutch Design Post

  • 黃 瀅育

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Through the trend of globalization international cooperation has become an emerging service pattern for public-private partnerships (PPPs) Different kinds of cooperation will create different service models which will also influence the future development of an organization in the public field The type of international cooperation for PPPs also differs between industries such as the oncoming creative industry shaped variant service among subsidiary industries Taiwan began to develop its creative industry during 2002 and recently there has been more and more international cooperation being promoted in this industry by local public-sector businesses The new service pattern mostly stems from promotion by the government but it has been enriched by private organizations Therefore an emergent issue in today’s public and private partnership relationship is how the public sector can build relationships with international organizations to enhance this cross-culture collaboration This research uses the ‘Dutch Design Post’ in the 321 Arts Village in Tainan city as a case study thereby exploring the international cooperative model between the Dutch designers and the Arts Development Division of the Tainan City government During the research participatory observation was used to analyze the possibilities of any cooperation the service processes and all stakeholders in this case The main goal was to build a sustainable international cooperative model There are three patterns in this research: a Resident as Audience Pattern a Local Networking-driven Pattern and a Design Education-oriented Pattern each of which were examined to determine the nature of the relevant activities To understand all situations in different patterns the research cross-analyzed the three patterns with the stakeholders any conflict issues and the development process of the cooperation It found that in the Resident as Audience Pattern there are many cultural conflicts and communication problems This is not only because it was the beginning of the cooperation but also because it is an activity opened to the local residents The different modes of thinking between people from the East and the West are the key cultural difference and this was Resident as Audience Pattern In the Local Networking-driven Pattern there were fewer communication problems but more problems of perception because the platform was still in the planning stage and we tried to identify what was our common purpose and what kinds of activities could bring the largest benefits for both sides In the Design Education-oriented Pattern our target was the students in NCKU which was limited by the nature of university In this particular pattern there was less conflict because there was less communication with the government while there was also less interaction with local organizations One aim of this research was to help the government to build an international cooperation model but in reality any international cooperation is usually conducted on a case-by-case basis So we are hard to ask all of the cooperation to start or progress in some particular way Nevertheless attempts were made to use the data we collected to analyze the kinds of problems the government may face for different types of activities and to determine their position in any cooperation schemes or projects
Date of Award2015 Jul 31
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorChia-Han Yang (Supervisor)

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