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Driving forces for implementation of public private partnerships (PPP) in Malaysia and a comparison with the United Kingdom

Suhaiza Ismail (Department of Accounting, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak, Malaysia)

Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences

ISSN: 1026-4116

Article publication date: 11 November 2014

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is twofold. First, it aims to investigate the factors forcing the implementation of public private partnerships (PPP) in Malaysia. Second, the study intends to compare the driving forces for PPP implementation in Malaysia to the UK.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a questionnaire survey, 122 responses were received from respondents in Malaysia and the responses were analysed using descriptive analysis, which included the mean and mean score ranking. In comparing to the driving factors in the UK, evidence from prior studies that adopted a similar questionnaire instrument was obtained and analysed.

Findings

The results show that the top three driving forces for PPP implementation in Malaysia are “economic development pressure of demanding more facilities”, “private incentive” and “shortage of government funding”. Although comparison of the results between the two countries found that both countries regarded all the factors, to some extent, as important, different countries have a different priority for each of the driving forces. The findings imply that the unique nature of PPP in different countries is reflected in the different motivation factors of each country to implement PPP.

Originality/value

The present study not only offers insights on the key driving forces for PPP implementation in Malaysia but also useful information on the comparison of motivation factors to the pioneer of PPP implementation (i.e. the UK).

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Citation

Ismail, S. (2014), "Driving forces for implementation of public private partnerships (PPP) in Malaysia and a comparison with the United Kingdom", Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences, Vol. 30 No. 2, pp. 82-95. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEAS-06-2013-0019

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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