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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.

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.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: construction sector; input structure; cross-country analysis
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2011.563787
  • Abstract:
    During the past several decades, globalization has led to the integration of product markets. Rapid increases in cross?border economic, social, technological and cultural exchange have become the key elements of knowledge diffusion and thus technology spillovers among countries. As a result, the debate as to whether absolute convergence occurs at the cross?country level has increasingly attracted the attention of researchers. The aim of this study is to examine the changes in the input structure of the construction industry in nine developed countries between the late 1960s and 1990 and to evaluate whether convergence occurs at input industry level. The analysis of the technical coefficients for 35 industries reveals that, across countries and over time, not only the key inputs but also the new high and low input industries are similar. The estimation of variance factors on the other hand suggests that (1) during the sample period, the input structure of the industry is dominated by divergence rather than convergence; (2) among the input industries, services in particular tend for convergence; and (3) manufacturing inputs provide a mixed picture where only a few inputs show convergence and the remaining inputs show in general weak divergence.

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.