Financing Preference Behaviour for Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Projects


  • Yati Md Lasa
  • Norizan Ahmad
  • Roshana Takim



Project Financing Initiative (PFI) projects require the private sector to invest an enormous amount of capital for the development of public projects. The private sector has to seek cost-effective financing sources for their survival in the long-term concession. Conventional financing uses widely; however, Islamic financing promises better financing through profit and loss sharing. This paper reviews financing preferences for PFI projects and the factors influencing the choice of funding. The results show that religious perspective, quality of services, financing facilities and reputation are the factors that are expected will influence the financing preference behaviour, either Islamic or conventional finance.

© 2016. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Keywords: Conventional project finance; Islamic project finance; preference; Private Finance Initiative


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How to Cite

Md Lasa, Y., Ahmad, N., & Takim, R. (2016). Financing Preference Behaviour for Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Projects. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 1(1), 11-20.