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Akiner, I and Tijhuis, W (2007) Work goal orientation of construction professionals in Turkey: comparison of architects and civil engineers. Construction Management and Economics, 25(11), 1165–75.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Culture; occupational culture; Turkey; work goals; professionals
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0144-6193&volume=25&issue=11&spage=1165
  • Abstract:
    The construction industry is a significant part of the global economy, affected by and affecting all dynamics of global competition. However, there seems to have been a limited amount of research conducted on differences between countries through the construction industry's culture. Such comparisons are crucial to identify the cultural factors that are likely to influence the competitive advantage of the Turkish construction industry at both domestic and international levels. Cultural similarities and differences in work goal orientation are compared between selected groups of professionals in the Turkish construction industry. We aim to provide information on the work goals of both civil engineers and architects involved with the construction sector in terms of occupation, gender and age, respectively. Hofstede's VSM question form was used to establish cultural profiles of the participants. The cultural dimensions of architects and civil engineers provide a sample picture of Turkish construction industry.