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Incomplete contract in private finance initiative(PFI): a modified Delphi study

Mansor, Nur Syaimasyaza and Ayob, Mohd Fairullazi and Abdul Rashid, Khairuddin (2016) Incomplete contract in private finance initiative(PFI): a modified Delphi study. In: 2016 Advanced Research on Business, Management and Humanities (ARBUHUM2016), 15-17 March 2016, HARRIS hotel & conventions festival citylink – Bandung, Jl. Peta 241, Pasir Koja, Bandung – Indonesia 40323. (Unpublished)

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Incomplete contract (IC) is a contract that fails to state all the parties’ rights and obligations, has gaps and ambiguities in its terms and conditions. Literature had discussed the reasons of IC are due to long duration of the contract, high risk and uncertainty, high transaction cost, bounded rationality, and others. Private Finance Initiative (PFI) contracts are also inevitably incomplete. PFI involves the private sector to finance, design, construct, operate and maintain the asset through 20-30 years concession period. It is almost impossible for the parties to specify all potential contingencies that might occur throughout the contract period. IC could provide the necessary flexibility in the contract to deal with uncertainty. Nonetheless, it can cause inefficiencies and costs, hold-up problem, and others. This paper aims to investigate the presence of IC in PFI contract in Malaysia through a two-round modified Delphi method. 12 clauses are identified incomplete through literature review and content analysis, and it became the basis of the semi-structured questionnaire for the modified Delphi approach. The statistical descriptive analysis was used to analyze the data and the results found that out of 12 clauses, only 10 clauses were considered incomplete.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6985/53095
Uncontrolled Keywords: Incomplete contract, private finance initiative (PFI), modified Delphi.
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000 Systems of building construction
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH4021 Buildings. Construction with reference to use.
T Technology > TX Home economics > TX955 Building operation and maintenance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2016 12:13
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 16:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53095

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