December 17, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 84 Pages
ISBN 9781138089778 - CAT# Y334383
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The construction industry is a microcosm of the economy as a whole, and as such the economics of the sector contains many of the aspects of the economy in general, albeit with fascinating and unique features. What are the implications of economic theory for the future of UK construction? How does the industry ensure innovation, quality and efficiency? What priorities might best serve the construction industry, those working in it and their customers?
In seeking answers to these and other questions, the UK government has commissioned a number of reports on the construction industry including the Latham and Egan reports and more recently Construction 2025. These have invariably proposed time and cost targets for the construction industry. In this new book, Stephen Gruneberg stands in stark contrast to those reports and presents the relevant theoretical aspects of construction economics to account for the behaviour of construction firms and suggest a strategy for future growth and sustainability. He discusses the theory and data relating to the output of firms in relation to the type of firm, the market and how these firms behave as a result. The purpose of this book is to advocate the measures needed to create the kind of industry that must be fostered to ensure the quality of its output, sustainability and the fair terms and conditions of employment for its workforce.
Gruneberg’s new book is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the economic forces that determine industry outcomes and who has a stake in the success of the UK construction sector.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Setting out the priorities of the broad objectives
Chapter 3 The economically logical measures needed
Chapter 4 The size and scope of the construction sector
Chapter 5 Replacing target setting
Chapter 6 Innovation in the modern construction industry
Chapter 7 A quality built output
Chapter 8 A competitive industry
Chapter 9 Efficient production and product
Chapter 10 Professional workforce
Chapter 11 Construction industry strategies
Chapter 12 Managing construction demand
Chapter 13 Construction international
Chapter 14 The means to achieving change
Chapter 15 The way forward