© 1989

The Management of Construction Firms

Aspects of Theory

  • Patricia M. Hillebrandt
  • Jacqueline Cannon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Jacqueline Cannon, Patricia M. Hillebrandt
    Pages 1-8
  3. William Ramsay
    Pages 9-30
  4. Jacqueline Cannon, Patricia M. Hillebrandt
    Pages 31-43
  5. Howard Seymour
    Pages 44-56
  6. Jacqueline Cannon, Patricia M. Hillebrandt
    Pages 57-74
  7. Peter Clark
    Pages 75-92
  8. Steven Male, Robert Stocks
    Pages 93-107
  9. Peter J. Buckley, Peter Enderwick
    Pages 108-128
  10. Roger Flanagan, George Norman
    Pages 129-153
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 154-165

About this book


'A comprehensive selection of those aspects of management theory which could have some relevance to main contracting.' - Mark Callender, Building Employers' Confederation, The Business Economist This book is the first to bring together those aspects of modern theories of economics and management which are of particular relevance to the strategic behaviour of major contracting firms and it does so in a way which is easily understood by the non-specialist reader. It analyses the different behaviour of contracting firms which is due to the special characteristics of the construction industry.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia M. Hillebrandt
    • 1
  • Jacqueline Cannon
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Construction ManagementUniversity of ReadingUK
  2. 2.University of WestminsterUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Management of Construction Firms
  • Book Subtitle Aspects of Theory
  • Editors Jacqueline Cannon
    Patricia M. Hillebrandt
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The University of Reading 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-62761-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-13626-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 165
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Labor Economics
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