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Abdel-Wahab, M and Vogl, B (2011) Trends of productivity growth in the construction industry across Europe, US and Japan. Construction Management and Economics, 29(06), 635–44.

Camilleri, M, Jaques, R and Isaacs, N (2001) Impacts of climate change on building performance in New Zealand. Building Research & Information, 29(06), 430–50.

Chi, C S F and Nicole Javernick‐Will, A (2011) Institutional effects on project arrangement: high‐speed rail projects in China and Taiwan. Construction Management and Economics, 29(06), 595–611.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: project arrangements; political culture; industrial structure; infrastructure; project
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2011.569734
  • Abstract:
    Previous studies recognize institutional impacts on the arrangement of large infrastructure projects but they have not analysed the process by which a host country?s institutions shape infrastructure projects. Institutional theory was applied as an analytical lens to identify different effects of regulatory, normative and cultural institutions on project arrangements. A cross?case comparative study of high?speed rail projects in China and Taiwan was conducted to investigate the processes through which political cultures and industrial structures determined the decisions for project arrangements, including delivery method, financing, participants? roles, the degree of private and foreign participation, and organization. Longitudinal archival methods combined with exploratory case studies were employed to examine project decisions by analysing government regulations, official publications, news articles, project documents and 20 interviews. A conceptual model was presented to integrate the findings. The political culture in each host country defines the political goals and legitimate approaches of large infrastructure projects, while industrial structure limits feasible alternatives for project arrangements. Collectively, they shape project arrangements and largely dictate the roles played by the government, private enterprises and foreign actors.

Edwards, D J (2001) Predicting construction plant maintenance expenditure. Building Research & Information, 29(06), 417–27.

Gambatese, J A and Hallowell, M (2011) Enabling and measuring innovation in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 29(06), 553–67.

Gundes, S (2011) Input structure of the construction industry: a cross‐country analysis, 1968–90. Construction Management and Economics, 29(06), 613–21.

Hartono, B and Yap, C M (2011) Understanding risky bidding: a prospect‐contingent perspective. Construction Management and Economics, 29(06), 579–93.

Murray, B and Smyth, H (2011) Franchising in the US remodelling market: growth opportunities and barriers faced by general contractors. Construction Management and Economics, 29(06), 623–34.

Scheublin, F J M (2001) Project alliance contract in The Netherlands. Building Research & Information, 29(06), 451–5.

Westberg, K, Noren, J and Kus, H (2001) On using available environmental data in service life estimates. Building Research & Information, 29(06), 428–39.

Zhang, H, Xing, F and Liu, J (2011) Rehabilitation decision-making for buildings in the Wenchuan area. Construction Management and Economics, 29(06), 569–78.