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Al-Sudairi, A A and Al-Motairi, M S (2010) Multi objective land use allocation model using priority-based goal programming technique. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 61.

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Loosemore, M, Phua, F, Dunn, K and Ozguc, U (2010) Operatives’ experiences of cultural diversity on Australian construction sites. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 88.

Lu, S-L and Sexton, M (2010) Career journeys and turning points of senior female managers in small construction firms. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 39.

McGuffin, A A and Obonyo, E (2010) Enhancing performance: a case study of the effects of employee coaching in construction practice. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 9.

Ökmen, Ö and Öztaş, A (2010) Construction cost analysis under uncertainty with correlated cost risk analysis model. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 12.

Syben, G (2000) Contractors take command: from a demand-based towards a producer oriented model in German construction. Building Research & Information, 28(02), 119–30.

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Ye, K, Shen, L and Tan, Y (2010) Response strategies to the competition in the Chinese construction market. Construction Management and Economics, 28(02), 24.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: competition; response strategies; market performance indicators; coefficient analysis; China
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190903473774
  • Abstract:
    The Chinese construction market is composed of 31 local markets which differ from each other in various aspects such as competition intensity. Contractors moving from one market to another need to consider the competition strategies and make due response to new competition situation in order to survive. Nevertheless, the research into response strategies to competition situations has been limited. Effective response strategies can assist contractors to respond to different competition environments. Based on the data collected from major cities in China, five typical competition situations are identified and six strategies are found effective to guide contractors’ response to various competition situations. For instance, a closer cooperation between main contractors helps contractors respond effectively where safety accidents occur frequently in the market. The research findings present new perspectives of developing competitive strategies in the Chinese construction market and provide recommendations for adopting a conduct–performance approach for examining response strategies in other construction markets.