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Construction Productivity in the Multilayer Subcontracting System

The Case of Singapore

  • Low Sui Pheng
  • Sim Jia Zheng

Part of the Management in the Built Environment book series (MABUEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 1-7
  3. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 9-19
  4. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 21-27
  5. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 29-56
  6. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 57-68
  7. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 69-93
  8. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 95-127
  9. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 129-135
  10. Low Sui Pheng, Sim Jia Zheng
    Pages 137-147
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 149-300

About this book

Introduction

This book focuses on current subcontracting practices in the construction industry and their effects on Singapore’s construction productivity. It offers readers a better understanding of how the fragmentation of large and small firms in Singapore impacts construction productivity when operating under the commonly adopted multilayer subcontracting system (MLSS), which extends globally to the construction industries in other countries that have adopted the MLSS. The book also assesses the effectiveness of subcontracting practices in helping local contractors improve their construction productivity (and thereby improve the industry’s overall productivity). In closing, it provides recommendations on how the problems associated with the MLSS can best be addressed, and how its benefits can be capitalized on through organizational learning. 

Keywords

Construction Project Management Singapore Construction Industry Main Construction Contractor Construction Sub-Contractors Multilayer Subcontracting System (MLSS) Construction Productivity Qualitative Data Analysis (QDA) Construction Industry Fragmentation Organizational Learning Construction Resource Deployment

Authors and affiliations

  • Low Sui Pheng
    • 1
  • Sim Jia Zheng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BuildingNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of BuildingNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-1831-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1830-6
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1831-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-0047
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-0055
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