The new construction industry

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dc.contributor.author Runeson, G
dc.contributor.author De Valence, G
dc.contributor.editor Les Ruddock
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T08:46:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Economics for the Modern Built Environment, 2009, First, pp. 199 - 211
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-415-45424-7
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12434
dc.description.abstract This chapter deals with the creation of the 'new construction industry" a part of the construction industry that is as different: from conventional construction as to constitute a separate, totally new industry. The driving force behind the development of this new industry is the tendency of large firms to grow larger aided by globalization and progress in communication technology. The result is a high technology oligopoly developing out of, but separate from, the rraditional construction industry. It consists of a small number of very large firms operating in the global market, competing with technology and products, offering a complete project from material to design, finance, construction and operation. In this chapter we will first look at why and how firms grow, how the environment in which the building industry is operating is changing and how construction firms are responding. Finally, we will look at the theoretical and empirical implications of these responses in the form of the new construction industry.
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.subject NA
dc.subject NA
dc.title The new construction industry
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Economics for the Modern Built Environment
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London and New York en_US
dc.publocation London and New York
dc.identifier.startpage 199 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 211 en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Built Environment en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1202 Building
dc.personcode 014057 en_US
dc.personcode 920309 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition First en_US
dc.edition First
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 920309 en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building/School of Built Environment


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