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The Modern Construction Firm

  • Authors
  • Patricia¬†Hillebrandt
  • Jacqueline¬†Cannon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 3-14
  3. Overall Strategy of Large Firms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 17-33
    3. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 34-47
    4. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 48-59
  4. Implementation of Strategy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 63-77
    3. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 78-90
    4. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 91-111
  5. Human Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 115-136
    3. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 137-150
  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Patricia Hillebrandt, Jacqueline Cannon
      Pages 153-163
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 164-172

About this book

Introduction

'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.

Keywords

diversification finance financial policy growth human resources labour management marketing organization science and technology strategy

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