This collection draws on international comparisons from the main industrialized countries in a key field - the construction industry. One only has to walk around almost any major city in the industrialized economies of the world to see how well the construction industry is doing and this study is a timely analysis of a growing field.This genuinely

chapter 1|23 pages


ByGerhard Bosch, Peter Philips

chapter 2|24 pages

The Netherlands

Rules in revision: high-quality production in the Dutch construction industry
ByMarc van der Meer

chapter 3|25 pages


The labor market in the German construction industry
ByGerhard Bosch, Klaus Zühlke-Robinet

chapter 4|22 pages


Searching for innovation
ByNikolaj Lubanski

chapter 5|19 pages


Labor market regulation and labor relations in the construction industry: the special case of Quebec within the Canadian context
ByJean Charest

chapter 6|24 pages


The Australian construction industry: union control in a disorganized industry
ByElsa Underhill

chapter 7|23 pages


Spain down the low track
ByJustin Byrne, Marc van der Meer

chapter 8|27 pages

The United States

Dual worlds: the two growth paths in US construction
ByPeter Philips

chapter 9|22 pages

The United Kingdom

Privatization, fragmentation, and inflexible flexibilization in the UK construction industry
ByMark Harvey

chapter 10|24 pages

Republic of Korea

The drivers for change in the Korean construction industry: regulation and deregulation
ByJin Ho Yoon, Byung-Goo Kang