The new construction industry

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dc.contributor.author Runeson, Karl en_US
dc.contributor.author De Valence, Gerard en_US
dc.contributor.editor Les Ruddock en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T08:46:45Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-13T08:46:45Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009003045 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Runeson Karl and De Valence Gerard 2009, 'The new construction industry', in NA (ed.), Taylor & Francis, London and New York, pp. 199-211. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-415-45424-7 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon NA en_US
dc.title The new construction industry en_US
dc.parent Economics for the Modern Built Environment en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation London and New York en_US
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 120200 en_US
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.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 920309 en_US


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