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Developing world class construction companies in Singapore

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  • Mohammed Fadhil Dulaimi
  • Tan Fu Hwa
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    The construction industry in Singapore is under pressure to improve its performance and the quality of its products and services. The Government is looking to see Singapore develop into a knowledge-based economy, and construction cannot be left behind. A recently published report about re-inventing construction has called on the industry to become a world-class industry. This study examines the attitudes and views of contractors, operating in Singapore, on how and where developments should be focused to bring about such a transformation. The results show that local contractors are not overly enthusiastic about becoming worldclass. The study found also that contractors expect the development to be Government led, with policies and incentives to support such an effort. At the same time there is a feeling that current Government policies are not effective in enabling the industry to become world-class.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Construction Management and Economics.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 6 ()
    Pages: 591-599

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    Keywords: World Class Construction Development Government Policies Competitive Advantage Allow Approx Picas;

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    1. John Raftery & Bernie Pasadilla & Y. H. Chiang & Eddie Hui & Bo-Sin Tang, 1998. "Globalization and construction industry development: implications of recent developments in the construction sector in Asia," Construction Management and Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 16(6), pages 729-737.
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