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Title: Investigating private sectors' behavioral intention to participate in PPP projects : an empirical examination based on the theory of planned behavior
Authors: Zhang, Y
Gu, J
Shan, M
Xiao, Y
Darko, A 
Keywords: Private sector participation
Public-private partnership
Structural equation modeling
Theory of planned behavior
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: Sustainability, 2018, v. 10, no. 8, 2692, p. 1-25 How to cite?
Journal: Sustainability 
Abstract: The active involvement of private sectors in Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) projects is critical for sustainable development of the PPP mode. While there have been many studies on PPP in the literature, limited research has been conducted to investigate the critical factors that affect the intention of the private sector to participate in PPP projects. To bridge the knowledge gap, this study proposed a theoretical model based upon the theory of planned behavior (TPB), and then tested it based upon empirical data collected from China. Partial least squares structural equation modeling (PLS-SEM) was employed in testing the model. Results indicated that "perceived behavioral control", "governmental influence", and "private sectors' attitude toward PPP" were the three most significant latent variables affecting the intention of private sectors to participate in PPP projects; and "financial capability", "full compliance with PPP contracts", and "profitability" were the three most significant observable variables affecting the intention of the private sector. The research findings contribute to the body of knowledge about private sector involvement in PPP projects in a Chinese context, and also provide solid support for the government to issue relevant polices or undertake reforms to attract more private sectors to participate in the PPP projects.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/80012
EISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su10082692
Rights: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
The following publication Zhang, Y., Gu, J., Shan, M., Xiao, Y., & Darko, A. (2018). Investigating private sectors' behavioral intention to participate in PPP projects: An empirical examination based on the theory of planned behavior. Sustainability (Switzerland), 10(8), 2692, 1-25 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su10082692
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