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The Firm and its Objectives

  • Patricia M. Hillebrandt

Abstract

In previous chapters the demand on the construction industry has been examined. In the sections on supply the way in which the industry responds to the demand must be analysed, first in terms of the firms which actually carry out the construction work.

Keywords

Family Firm Construction Industry Profit Maximisation Business Unit Limited Liability Company 
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