Key Factors in the Future Development of the Construction Industry
Fox, Paul & Skitmore, Martin (2002) Key Factors in the Future Development of the Construction Industry. In Creating a sustainable construction industry in developing countries, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference of The International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (CIB) Working Commission W107: Construction in Developing Co, 11-13 November 2002, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
This paper reports on a recent study aimed at identifying the key factors influencing the development of the construction industry. From a list of 62 variables identified in earlier studies, a questionnaire survey was conducted. This quantitative study elicited views from 76 respondents and measured the importance of the 62 variables as well as their current strength. The two quantitative data sets were used in a statistical factor analysis and were each reduced to a set of key factors. The six factors of future importance are relevant to both developed as well as developing countries and comprise: long-term vision and policy for the industry; basic resources and infrastructure [physical & institutional]; thinking the best and behaving the best (a best practice culture); financial and human resources; techniques supporting high production performance; and a learning culture.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||construction industry development, factor analysis, theory|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 (please consult author)|
|Deposited On:||21 Jun 2006|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 22:33|
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