The Performance of Contractors in Japan, the UK and the US: A Comparative Evaluation of Construction Cost

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29541
Title:
The Performance of Contractors in Japan, the UK and the US: A Comparative Evaluation of Construction Cost
Authors:
Xiao, Hong; Proverbs, David G.
Abstract:
Globalization of the world economy demands that performance comparisons are undertaken at an international level. A new research protocol has been developed for comparing contractor performance internationally by combining the appropriate characteristics of two established approaches in order to balance the requirements of comparability and representativeness. This new approach is used to reveal some important international performance characteristics among Japanese, UK and US contractors. Building costs in the UK, when adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations, are significantly higher than those in Japan and the USA. Furthermore, cost certainty and client satisfaction are higher in Japan than in the UK, but there is no significant difference between Japan and the USA. Disparities in cost performance between the three countries are believed to originate from differences in the relationships between contractors and clients and also in the construction process. (Routledge)
Citation:
Construction Management and Economics, 20(5): 425-435
Publisher:
Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
Journal:
Construction Management and Economics
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/29541
DOI:
10.1080/01446190210145859
Additional Links:
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a713763853~db=all~order=page
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
01446193; 1466433X
Appears in Collections:
Construction and Infrastructure

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorXiao, Hong-
dc.contributor.authorProverbs, David G.-
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-04T14:34:25Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-04T14:34:25Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationConstruction Management and Economics, 20(5): 425-435en
dc.identifier.issn01446193-
dc.identifier.issn1466433X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/01446190210145859-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/29541-
dc.description.abstractGlobalization of the world economy demands that performance comparisons are undertaken at an international level. A new research protocol has been developed for comparing contractor performance internationally by combining the appropriate characteristics of two established approaches in order to balance the requirements of comparability and representativeness. This new approach is used to reveal some important international performance characteristics among Japanese, UK and US contractors. Building costs in the UK, when adjusted for exchange rate fluctuations, are significantly higher than those in Japan and the USA. Furthermore, cost certainty and client satisfaction are higher in Japan than in the UK, but there is no significant difference between Japan and the USA. Disparities in cost performance between the three countries are believed to originate from differences in the relationships between contractors and clients and also in the construction process. (Routledge)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherRoutledge (Taylor & Francis)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a713763853~db=all~order=pageen
dc.subjectPerformance monitoringen
dc.subjectPerformance measurementen
dc.subjectConstruction industryen
dc.subjectConstruction managementen
dc.subjectProject performanceen
dc.subjectConstruction costsen
dc.subjectCustomer satisfactionen
dc.subjectConstruction clienten
dc.subjectClient performanceen
dc.subjectContractor performanceen
dc.subjectCost performanceen
dc.subjectConstruction project organisationen
dc.subjectVariationsen
dc.subjectJapanen
dc.subjectUSAen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.titleThe Performance of Contractors in Japan, the UK and the US: A Comparative Evaluation of Construction Costen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalConstruction Management and Economicsen
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