Modern Construction Economics - Theory and Application
by Gerard de Valence
English | 2009-04-13 | ISBN: 0415397065 | 232 pages | PDF | 2,8 MB
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 , 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.
"This book brings together a stimulating selection of thinking and writing that deserves the attention of experienced researchers and industry representatives."
--Construction Management and Economics journal