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The Construction Company in and out of Recession

  • Patricia M. Hillebrandt
  • Jacqueline Cannon
  • Peter Lansley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 3-24
    3. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 25-34
  3. The Contractors and their Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 37-61
    3. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 63-76
    4. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 77-91
    5. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 93-107
    6. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 109-119
    7. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 121-135
  4. Practical and Theoretical Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 139-146
    3. Patricia M. Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon, Peter Lansley
      Pages 147-171
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 173-185

About this book

Introduction

Can the construction industry cope with the challenges of the future? Is it fitter and leaner or thinner and weaker? This book presents a challenging analysis of the state of large construction companies. It focuses on the changes in their environment and behaviour from the boom conditions of the late 1980s, the decline in the firms' traditional markets and their attempts to develop others, the disastrous financial experiences of the early 1990s, the changes in strategies and structures and in the management of the firms. It is based on published data and interviews with senior executives of twenty major companies.

Keywords

accounting development environment management marketing planning science and technology service

Authors and affiliations

  • Patricia M. Hillebrandt
    • 1
  • Jacqueline Cannon
    • 2
  • Peter Lansley
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.Construction Forecasting and Research LtdUK

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