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The Economics of the Modern Construction Firm - S. Gruneberg

The Economics of the Modern Construction Firm

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Published: 9th August 2000
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This is a book about the whole diverse range of firms that are found in the construction sector, about their decision-making and the economic environments in which they operate. The authors aim to provide a new and coherent perspective on these firms and the choices they have to make - both for their managers and for all who have a stake in these firms and their industry. This book offers some new and important perspectives for research and teaching about construction firms.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
List of Acronyms
Introduction
Social Structures of Accumulation
Social structures of organisationp. 3
Social structures applied to the provision of the built environmentp. 27
Size distributions and polarisation of construction firms and marketsp. 58
Construction Markets
Towards usable concepts of construction market structurep. 89
Construction markets and transaction costsp. 116
The nature of construction marketsp. 142
Capacity
Capacity of the construction industryp. 171
Capacity of the firm and the economics of the growth of firmsp. 187
Pricing and Investment Strategies
Pricing and investmentp. 201
Marketing and production decisions of speculative builders and contractorsp. 227
Capital Circuits
The industrial capital circuit and cash flows in construction firmsp. 251
Capital circuits, conflicts and strategiesp. 270
Bibliographyp. 291
Indexp. 300
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ISBN: 9780333919958
ISBN-10: 0333919955
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 307
Published: 9th August 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1