Modern Construction Economics Theory and Application
Traditional building economics has primarily been concerned with issues around project appraisal and cost management techniques. On the other hand, modern construction economics has a wider focus with stronger links to mainstream economics, reflecting an increased interest in a range of theoretical issues in construction economics, both at the macro and micro level. In Modern Construction Economics: Theory and Application, a variety of approaches are used to present a coherent vision of synthesis between industry economics and project economics.
Topics covered include:
- developing construction economics as idustry economics
- competition and barriers to entry in construction
- innovation in construction
- theory testing in construction management research
- collusion and corruption in the construction sector.
Including contributions from academics in the UK, Sweden, Hong Kong, and Australia, this is a truly global review of a core issue for the construction industry worldwide. The result is a unique book that will push toward the development of a comprehensive theoretical framework of construction economics. This is a must-read for all serious students of construction economics, and all practitioners looking for a deeper understanding of their industry.
1. Theory and Construction Economics 2. Developing Construction Economics as Industry Economics 3. Collusion and Corruption in the Construction Sector 4. Competing in Construction Auctions; A Theoretical Perspective 5. On Theory of Production in Economics and Production Management 6. Competition and Barriers to Entry in the Construction Industry 7. Comparing Construction Costs Between Countries 8. Innovation in Construction: A Case Study of the Australian Context 9. Theory Testing in Building Economics Research: An Experimental Approach 10. Market Types and Construction Markets 11. The Methodology of Building Economics Research
"This book brings together a stimulating selection of thinking and writing that deserves the attention of experienced researchers and industry representatives."
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