Factors facilitating construction industry development
This paper reports on a study aimed at identifying the key factors associated with construction industry development worldwide, by using a grounded theory approach. This involved, firstly, the identification of 62 variables from earlier studies. A questionnaire survey was then used to elicit views of the current strength of each variable. The resulting data were factor analysed and a set of eight key factors obtained comprising: (1) Industry-led better practice and culture; (2) Financial resources and investor confidence; (3) Human skills and culture of transparency; (4) Government policies and strategies supporting construction business; (5) Research and Development for construction; (6) Self-reliant construction culture; (7) Institutional support; and (8) Supportive attitudes from Aid agencies. These appear to be relevant to both developed and developing countries.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The author-version of this article will be available 12 months after publication. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (see hypertext link) or contact the author. Author contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keywords:||construction industry development, factors, factor analysis, grounded theory, questionnaire survey|
|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|
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||First published in Building Research and Information 35(2):pp. 178-188.|
|Deposited On:||13 Sep 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:35|
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