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Research Companion to Construction Economics

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Research Companion to Construction Economics

9781839108228 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by George Ofori, Professor, School of the Built Environment and Architecture, London South Bank University, UK
Publication Date: March 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 822 8 Extent: c 592 pp
This innovative Research Companion considers the history, nature and status of construction economics, and its need for development as a field in order to be recognised as a distinct discipline. It presents a state-of-the-art review of construction economics, identifying areas for further research.

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This innovative Research Companion considers the history, nature and status of construction economics, and its need for development as a field in order to be recognised as a distinct discipline. It presents a state-of-the-art review of construction economics, identifying areas for further research.
 
Contributors explore topics that have been under-discussed in the literature, including the philosophy of construction economics and its practice in classical antiquity. Chapters also offer new takes on the development of the construction industry, the economics of housing, construction labour and the economics of informatics applications. Comprehensive in outlook, the Research Companion goes on to provide in-depth analyses of procurement, bidding, stakeholder management, construction data, transaction costs and sustainability in construction.
 
The Research Companion will be critical reading for scholars and students of construction economics, construction management, cost engineering, quantity surveying, urban economics and institutional economics. Its use of empirical research and exploration of the methods of analysis used in construction economics will also be beneficial for administrators of the construction industry and practitioners in these fields.
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‘Probably the most important book in construction economics, this book will teach readers how economics is applied in the construction industry. It describes construction’s impact on enterprises and individuals, as well as the history and economy of ancient architecture. It reviews the expected industrial advancements in developed countries. Traditional development models, tensions between justice, fairness, and economic efficiency are also examined in this book. This book will be very useful to the construction industry.’
– George Wang, East Carolina University, US
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Contributors include: Abdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz, Afzan Binti Ahmad Zaini, Nii A. Ankrah, Chimay J. Anumba, Rick Best, Jan Bröchner, Anita Cerić, Albert P.C Chan, Ezekiel Chinyio, Obas John Ebohon, Stephen Gruneberg, Suraya Ismail, Hongbin Jiang, John Kelsey, Jeroen Klink, Mohan Kumaraswamy, Samuel Laryea, Jorge Lopes, Weisheng (Wilson) Lu, Gangadhar Mahesh, Emmanuel Manu, Jim Meikle, Esther A. Obonyo, George Ofori, Alex Opoku, Emmanuel Kingsford Owusu Asheem Shrestha, Sukhtaj Singh, Subashini Suresh, Gerard de Valence, Ron Watermeyer, Edmundo Werna, Meng Ye
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