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Growth paths of construction enterprises in Singapore, 1980–98

GEORGE OFORI (School of Building & Real Estate, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260)
SWEE LEAN CHAN (School of Building & Real Estate, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260)

Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management

ISSN: 0969-9988

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

Abstract

Construction companies have several possible growth paths to follow in their effort to develop. Studies show that the appropriate approach depends on the features of the company and the prevailing economic conditions, and support measures and incentives. This paper reports the results of a study on the paths which construction enterprises in Singapore have adopted since 1980. The main basis of the study was a mailed questionnaire survey. It was found that most local contractors have grown by working at home, either as main contractors or as specialist subcontractors. Some theoretical implications of the findings are outlined. Recommendations are offered on appropriate growth paths for Singaporean contractors under various circumstances.

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OFORI, G. and LEAN CHAN, S. (2000), "Growth paths of construction enterprises in Singapore, 1980–98", Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 307-321. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb021155

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