Competition and barriers to entry in the construction industry

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dc.contributor.author De Valence, Gerard en_US
dc.contributor.editor Gerard de Valence en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:31:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:31:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011002346 en_US
dc.identifier.citation De Valence Gerard 2011, 'Competition and barriers to entry in the construction industry', Spon Press, Abingdon, pp. 100-116. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 978-0-415-39706-3 en_US
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17788
dc.description.abstract The chapter is structured as follows. The first section defines the four market types found in microeconomics and their main characteristics, including the hight of the barriers to entry found in each type. This is followed by a discussion on the question of product homogeneity in construction. Evidence for the existence and significance of barriers to entry in construction is found in concentration levels in the industry. Barriers to entry specific to construction are then identified, followed by a discussion on how they operate, which leads to an analysis of their significance (high, medium or low) in different market types. That analysis is the contribution this research makes to deepening our understanding of the construction industry. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Spon Press en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Competition and barriers to entry in the construction industry en_US
dc.parent Modern Construction Economics en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Abingdon en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 100 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 116 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 920309 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Building en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords microeconomics, construction industry, construction economics, economics en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 920309 en_US


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