Factors influencing the development of Hong Kong’s construction industry : a qualitative study

Hills, Martyn J., Fox, Paul W., Fong, Patrick S. W., Hon, Carol K.H., & Skitmore, Martin (2006) Factors influencing the development of Hong Kong’s construction industry : a qualitative study. In Serpell, Alfredo (Ed.) Joint International Conference on Construction Culture, Innovation and Management (CCIM), 26-9 November 2006, Dubai.


Construction industry development has drawn attention for decades. However, there have been very few conceptual models which provide theoretical constructs to the knowledge base of construction industry development. The research on which this paper is based, aimed to validate a generic model developed by Fox (2003a) for the development of international construction by using Hong Kong’s construction industry as a case study. Semi-structured interviews with key stakeholders in Hong Kong’s construction industry were conducted. Stakeholders included construction clients, consultants, contractors, designers, educators/trainers, government officials, professional bodies, quasi-government officials, researchers, material and plant suppliers, construction lawyers, trades unions, and politicians. Results indicate that the factors influencing the industry are largely in line with Fox’s generic model and that cultural factors are particularly important. These findings are not only relevant to the development of the construction industry in Hong Kong but also to the industry worldwide

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ID Code: 9482
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Construction industry, culture, development, generic model, Hong Kong
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 2006 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 13 Sep 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2014 04:01

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