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International comparisons of Malaysian construction labour productivity

Chia, Fah Choy, Skitmore, Martin, Runeson, Goran, & Bridge, Adrian (2010) International comparisons of Malaysian construction labour productivity. In Full Paper Proceedings : CIB 2010 World Congress, CIB, The Lowry, Salford Quays.

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Abstract

Productivity is basic statistical information for many international comparisons and country performance assessments. This study estimates the construction labour productivity of 79 selected economies. The real (purchasing power parities converted) and nominal construction expenditure from the Report of 2005 International Comparison Programme published by the World Bank and construction employment from the database of labour statistics (LABORSTA) operated by the Bureau of Statistics of International Labour Organization were used in the estimation. The inference statistics indicate that the descending order of nominal construction labour productivity from high income economies to low income economies is not established. The average construction labour productivity of low income economies is higher than middle income economies when the productivity calculation uses purchasing power parities converted data. Malaysia ranked 50th and 63rd position among the 79 selected economies on real and nominal measurement respectively.

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ID Code: 33166
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: International-comparison, Purchasing-power-parities, Construction-labour-productivity, Malaysia
ISBN: 9781905732913
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2010 08:03
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:16

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