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1st Edition

Business Organisation for Construction

ISBN 9780415370103
Published April 6, 2009 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

With a user-friendly style and a strong theoretical base, Business Organisation for Construction provides readers with the tools required to skillfully and successfully operate a business in today's construction industry. Arranged into three sections, Chris March explains:

  • strategy and vision, business finance and the market place
  • the organization, recruitment, support, motivation and leadership of people
  • communication and negotiation.

With a wealth of practical construction industry experience, March provides rich anecdotal evidence to enlighten the theory, as well as illustrations and tables to clarify. Available singly or as part of a set, Business Organisation for Construction is a valuable resource for construction students.

Table of Contents

1. Pioneers of Management Theory  2. Organisations  3. The Legal Establishment of Businesses  4. Strategic Planning  5. Marketing  6. Leadership and Team Building  7. Team or Group Working  8. Human Resources Management  9. Managing Stress  10. Risk Analysis and Management  11. Communications

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Chris March is a graduate from the University of Manchester. He worked for John Laing Construction and later for John Laing Concrete where he became Factory Manager. On entering higher education he worked in both the UK and Hong Kong before joining the University of Salford becoming Senior Lecturer and then the Dean of the Faculty of the Environment.He is a former winner of the Council for Higher Education Construction Industry Partnership Award for Innovation.