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The Construction Sector Chain Disaster Theory And A Case Study



    (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm)

  • Folke BJÖRK

    (Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm)


Management approaches are of paramount importance in the built environment. Efficient management approaches ensure timely project completions and consequently lead to economic growth. However, there are also challenges within the construction industry that could lead to disastrous effects and to significant death tolls. In this article, the Construction Sector Chain Disaster Theory (CSCDT) is presented. This theory mirrors the construction sector as an ongoing disaster zone. In light of CSCDT, a limited number of past accidents within the global construction industry will be investigated with respect to the building blocks of the theory and in view of inadequate management practices that have made positive contributions to triggering disasters. The identified shortcomings will enable a more comprehensive approach to management in favor of disaster minimization in the construction sector.

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  • Amir S. GOHARDANI & Folke BJÖRK, 2013. "The Construction Sector Chain Disaster Theory And A Case Study," Management and Marketing Journal, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 0(2), pages 237-247, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:manmar:v:xi:y:2013:i:2:p:237-247

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    1. Himayatullah Khan & Laura Giurca Vasilescu & Asmatullah Khan, 2008. "Disaster Management CYCLE – a theoretical approach," Management and Marketing Journal, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 6(1), pages 43-50, November.
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    Construction sector chain disaster theory; health and safety hazards; construction workers; management in the construction sector;

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    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


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