Developing the construction industry: the case of Hong Kong

Fox, Paul & Skitmore, Martin (2003) Developing the construction industry: the case of Hong Kong. In Ofori, George & Ling, Florence Yean Yng (Eds.) Knowledge Construction, Proceedings of the Joint International Symposium of the The International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (CIB) Working Commissions W55: Building Economics, W65: Organisation and Management of Construction a, 22-24 October 2003, Singapore.

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Recently completed research from an international study has created a framework of six factors shown to be relevant and important in developing the construction industry. The framework was developed by a two-stage research methodology using firstly interview data and secondly quantitative data in a wider survey. This paper applies this framework to a particular construction industry, namely, that in Hong Kong. Through using the theory, the paper is intended to confirm those factors which have been already captured by existing studies, including two major reports, but also to highlight any key factors that may have been overlooked. The findings are that the six-factor model is both robust and comprehensive. This is important now, since the Hong Kong Government is currently putting into action a series of measures for further development of the construction industry.

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ID Code: 4519
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: construction industry development, theory, application, Hong Kong China
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 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 21 Jun 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:02

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