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The Modern Construction Firm - Jacqueline Cannon

Hardcover Published: 5th February 1990
ISBN: 9780333467251
Number Of Pages: 172

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'A refreshing and useful addition to the folklore of management. All in all this is a worthwhile insight into the management views and structure of some of our leading construction companies.' - J.J. Farrow, Chartered Builder This volume describes and analyses the behaviour of large UK construction firms in the determination and implementation of their strategy. It covers, in addition to the selection of objectives and the methods for their achievement, policies on growth and diversification, finance, marketing and bidding, international operations, management and labour and subcontracting. Throughout the book the relationship is examined between the theory outlined in the companion volume and the actual behaviour of firms. The final chapter concludes with a discussion of the means to bridge the gaps which are found to exist between theory and practice.

List of Figures - List of Tables - Preface to the 1994 Reprint - Foreword by W.D.Biggs - Acknowledgements - Abbreviations and Acronyms - Introduction - PART 1 BACKGROUND - The Industry Yesterday and Today - PART 2 OVERALL STRATEGY OF LARGE FIRMS - Objectives and Strategy of Firms - Growth and Diversification - Financial Policy - PART 3 IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGY - Marketing and Bidding Policy - International Policy - Structure and Organisation - PART 4 HUMAN RESOURCES - The Management Resource - Manpower Management and Subcontracting - PART 5 CONCLUSIONS - Conclusions - Glossary - Appendix: Principal Contents of the Companion Volume, The Management of Construction Firms: Aspects of Theory' - Index

ISBN: 9780333467251
ISBN-10: 0333467256
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 5th February 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 2