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Christopher Bovis

Professor of Business Law


Systemic risk in major public contracts (2018)
Journal Article
Bloomfield, K., Williams, T., Bovis, C., & Merali, Y. (2019). Systemic risk in major public contracts. International Journal of Forecasting, 35(2), 667-676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijforecast.2018.10.005

This paper presents a novel approach to the characterisation of “systemic risk” in the context of public sector procurement and contracting. We argue that contemporary risk management practices in project and programme management exhibit a number of... Read More about Systemic risk in major public contracts.

Risk in public-private partnerships and critical infrastructure (2015)
Journal Article
Bovis, C. H. (2015). Risk in public-private partnerships and critical infrastructure. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 6(2), 200-207. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1867299x00004505

The process risk allocation is essential for effective PPP contracts, depending on the scope of defined tasks and responsibilities between the parties in their quest to deliver public services. However, risk in critical infrastructure is sui generis... Read More about Risk in public-private partnerships and critical infrastructure.

Future directions in public service partnerships in the EU (2013)
Journal Article
Bovis, C. (2013). Future directions in public service partnerships in the EU. European business law review, 24(1), 548-592

Public-Private Partnerships reveal complex forms of co-operation between the state and private actors which exceed the remit of traditional contractual interface, moving into a strategic sphere of public sector management. Public-Private Partnerships... Read More about Future directions in public service partnerships in the EU.

Chapter 4 the role and function of structural and cohesion funds and the interaction of the EU regional policy with the internal market policies (2010)
Book Chapter
Bovis, C. (2011). Chapter 4 the role and function of structural and cohesion funds and the interaction of the EU regional policy with the internal market policies. The Role of the Regions in EU Governance, 81-108. The University of Hull. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11903-3_4

The European Regional policy should contribute to increasing growth, competitiveness and employment by incorporating the Union's priorities for sustainable development as defined at the Lisbon European Council and at the Göteborg European Council. Ar... Read More about Chapter 4 the role and function of structural and cohesion funds and the interaction of the EU regional policy with the internal market policies.