Strategic analysis of large local construction companies in China
Date of Issue2006
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
This research aims to build a conceptual model to help construction enterprises in China develop a sound corporate strategy and strive for better performance in the long-run. The conceptual model integrates two main streams of strategic management theories – the Industrial Organization (IO) theories and the Resource-Based View (RBV), as well as other proposed models that had been developed for the international construction context. The critical variables in the conceptual model and their relationships are identified through environmental analysis and a series of case studies, which consist of 12 large Chinese construction companies. It is postulated that competitive strategies and imperative resources and competencies (iRCs) are two main sources of competitive advantage of a firm.
DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering::Construction management
Nanyang Technological University