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Article: Critical success factors for competitiveness of contractors: China study

TitleCritical success factors for competitiveness of contractors: China study
Authors
KeywordsChina
Competition
Construction companies
Construction management
Contractors
Issue Date2008
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.html
Citation
Journal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 2008, v. 134 n. 12, p. 972-982 How to Cite?
AbstractGaining or maintaining a "contractor's" competitive advantage is not easy as it is determined by a large number of factors. Identification of critical success factors (CSFs) allows one to reduce the vast number of factors to some manageable few but vital ones. Based on the CSFs, contractors' limited resources such as money and manpower can be allocated and aligned appropriately for yielding a maximum outcome of overall competitiveness. This paper describes the CSFs identified from a survey study carried out in Mainland China. The ranking analysis of the survey results shows that 35 factors are rated as critical for determining the competitiveness of a contractor. Factor analysis reveals that the 35 CSFs identified can be grouped into eight clusters, namely, project management skills, organization structure, resources, competitive strategy, relationships, bidding, marketing, and technology. The CSFs in this study provide a vehicle for guiding a contractor in managing its resources in order to improve competitive advantage. The study also provides insights into the management of competitiveness for contractors that are operating in the particular context of the Chinese construction industry. © 2008 ASCE.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91959
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.152
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.219
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Funding AgencyGrant Number
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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The writers would like to thank the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, which provided the support for this doctoral project. The writers also want to thank Mrs. Sue Flanagan for her generous help with the English of this paper.

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dc.contributor.authorLu, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorShen, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorYam, MCHen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:31:47Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:31:47Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Construction Engineering And Management, 2008, v. 134 n. 12, p. 972-982en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0733-9364en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91959-
dc.description.abstractGaining or maintaining a "contractor's" competitive advantage is not easy as it is determined by a large number of factors. Identification of critical success factors (CSFs) allows one to reduce the vast number of factors to some manageable few but vital ones. Based on the CSFs, contractors' limited resources such as money and manpower can be allocated and aligned appropriately for yielding a maximum outcome of overall competitiveness. This paper describes the CSFs identified from a survey study carried out in Mainland China. The ranking analysis of the survey results shows that 35 factors are rated as critical for determining the competitiveness of a contractor. Factor analysis reveals that the 35 CSFs identified can be grouped into eight clusters, namely, project management skills, organization structure, resources, competitive strategy, relationships, bidding, marketing, and technology. The CSFs in this study provide a vehicle for guiding a contractor in managing its resources in order to improve competitive advantage. The study also provides insights into the management of competitiveness for contractors that are operating in the particular context of the Chinese construction industry. © 2008 ASCE.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/co.htmlen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Construction Engineering and Managementen_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectCompetitionen_HK
dc.subjectConstruction companiesen_HK
dc.subjectConstruction managementen_HK
dc.subjectContractorsen_HK
dc.titleCritical success factors for competitiveness of contractors: China studyen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9364(2008)134:12(972)en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume134en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage972en_HK
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