China's construction regulatory framework and its effects on the performance of foreign AEC firms
Date of Issue2011
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
With the rapid increase in China's construction demand and the liberalization of the construction market after its entry into World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, foreign architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms are presented with tremendous opportunities to participate in construction activities in China. However, the construction regulatory framework which governs foreign AEC firms has constrained their market access and business operations in China. This research aims to explore the impact of construction regulatory framework on foreign AEC firms and their adaptation to such impact in China's post-WTO era.
Nanyang Technological University