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Economic Theory and the Construction Industry

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 3-8
    3. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 9-18
    4. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 19-28
  3. The Demands on the Construction Industry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 34-54
    3. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 55-61
    4. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 62-67
    5. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 68-72
    6. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 73-85
  4. The Supply of Construction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 90-95
    3. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 96-125
    4. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 126-131
    5. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 132-145
    6. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 146-160
    7. Patricia M. Hillebrandt
      Pages 161-172
  5. Broader Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181

About this book

Introduction

This revised edition of an established classic textbook brings the subject right up to date. It applies economic theory to the formation of demand on the construction industry and to the way the industry responds. This edition provides a topical assessment of the implication for competition of new methods of procurement, includes a new chapter on rehabilitation, repair and maintenance, and extends the use of theory to issues such as the problems of appropriate technology for developing countries, and contractors' diversification.

Keywords

construction economic theory economics equilibrium industry methods strategy

About the authors

PATRICIA HILLEBRANDT is a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading and, since 1967, an economic and management consultant on the construction industry. She has previously been employed as an economist to the contracting company Richard Costain Ltd, at the National Economic Development Office, and as Senior Lecturer at the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning, University College London. She has been a consultant to many international and governmental organizations, including the UK Ministry of Overseas Development, the World Bank, the International Labour Organization and DANIDA, the Danish aid organization. She is the author of several books on the contruction industry, including Analysis of the British Construction Industry, and the author or editor (with others) of several books on the way contractors take their management decisions.

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