Rebuilding Construction (Routledge Revivals): Economic Change in the British Construction Industry

1st Edition

Michael Ball

Routledge
Published May 5, 2015
Reference - 12 Pages
ISBN 9780415739290 - CAT# Y160902
Series: Routledge Revivals

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First published in 1988, this book analyses the changes that took place in the economic organisation of the British construction industry throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, in particular considering its social and economic structure and examining the causes of its poor industrial record. Michael Ball describes how the major firms survived the economic slump between 1973 and 1982, when construction workloads collapsed, by substantially restructuring their operations, relationships with clients, workforces and subcontractors. Detailed attention is paid to construction firms, the workers they employ, the influence of trade unionism and the role of other agencies in the building process. Reissued at a hugely challenging time for the British construction industry, this relevant and practical title will be of particular value to students and academics of economics and social change, as well as those on courses for construction professionals.

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