Certification Effects and Ownership Structure of Public-Private Partnership Projects

Posted: 2 Feb 2015 Last revised: 27 May 2015

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Fahim Faisal

Queensland University of Technology

Adrian Bridge

Queensland University of Technology

Janice C. Y. How

Queensland University of Technology; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Peter Verhoeven

Queensland University of Technology - QUT Business School; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

Date Written: January 30, 2015

Abstract

This paper examines whether certification by government and development partners enhances private sector ownership in public-private partnership (PPP) projects. Based on a sample of 4,246 PPP projects for 37 developing countries from 1990 to 2012, we find government certification is not related to private sector ownership but development partners’ certification is; there is higher private sector ownership in PPP projects that receive greater support from development partners. However, having a prestigious development partner is immaterial to private sector ownership, suggesting that development partners are homogeneous in their ability to certify and support PPP projects. Among the different support measures provided by development partners, only guarantees, quasi- equity, and risk management are positively related to private sector ownership.

Keywords: private sector ownership; certification; public private partnership

JEL Classification: G14, G32, G31, L33

Suggested Citation

Faisal, Fahim and Bridge, Adrian and How, Janice C. Y. and Verhoeven, Peter, Certification Effects and Ownership Structure of Public-Private Partnership Projects (January 30, 2015). 2015 Financial Markets & Corporate Governance Conference. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2557874 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2557874

Fahim Faisal (Contact Author)

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

Adrian Bridge

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

Janice C. Y. How

Queensland University of Technology ( email )

2 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.firn.org.au

Peter Verhoeven

Queensland University of Technology - QUT Business School ( email )

GPO Box 2434
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Australia

Financial Research Network (FIRN)

C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.firn.org.au

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