Strategies for Foreign Construction-Related Consultancy Firms to Improve Performance in China

Journal article


Li, AS, Ling, FYY, Low, SP and Ofori, G (2016). Strategies for Foreign Construction-Related Consultancy Firms to Improve Performance in China. Journal of Management in Engineering. 32 (1), pp. 06015001-06015001.
AuthorsLi, AS, Ling, FYY, Low, SP and Ofori, G
Abstract

© 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers. With China being a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), more foreign construction-related consultancy firms (foreign firms) are expected to operate in China. The aim of this research is to identify critical strategies and important practices that would improve a foreign firm's project performance. The results show foreign firms need to adopt a combination of both Western (differentiation, cost leadership) and Eastern strategies (risk responsiveness, swiftness) in order to achieve a higher level of performance in China. Foreign firms may assess their likely performance using the developed and validated models. Some instruments/practices to improve performance in China are also offered.

Year2016
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
Journal citation32 (1), pp. 06015001-06015001
ISSN0742-597X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:https://www.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000379
FunderSingapore Ministry of Education
Publication dates
Print18 Jun 2015
Publication process dates
Accepted04 Mar 2015
Deposited23 Dec 2019
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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