Economic growth and socio-economic development are particuliarly important for developing countries, and the construction industry plays a central role in driving both of these.

Traditionally the issues faced have been assumed to be merely offshoots of those encountered in industrialised nations and are usually discussed only in this context. In addition, research in construction management and economics has generally failed to take proper account of the unique or highly emphasised characteristics of the industries in developing countries, or their economic and social environment. This volume challenges underlying assumptions and focuses on the distinct characteristics of construction in developing countries. In so doing it considers the issues from the perspective of the developing countries themselves to present a strong contemporary picture for researchers.

It forms a companion volume to New Perspectives on Construction in Developing Countries which provides an update on the generic subjects relating to the construction industry in developing countries, and covers new concepts and issues.

chapter 1|19 pages

Reflections on the Great Divide

Strategic Review of the Book
ByGeorge Ofori

part 1|104 pages

Industry Practices

chapter 4|42 pages

Transparency in Construction

ByGeorge Ofori

part 2|64 pages

Industry Performance on Projects

chapter 6|45 pages

Safety and Health in Construction in Developing Countries

The Humanitarian Paradox
ByRichard Neale, Joanna Waters

part 3|79 pages


chapter 7|25 pages

Sub-Contracting and Joint Venturing in Construction in Developing Countries

ByAbdul-Rashid Abdul-Aziz, Izyan Yahaya

chapter 8|27 pages

Risks, Opportunities and Strategies in International Construction

A case study of China
ByPatrick X.W. Zou, Dongping Fang

chapter 9|26 pages

Leadership and its Development in Construction in Developing Countries

ByShamas-ur-Rehman Toor, Stephen Ogunlana, George Ofori

part 4|48 pages

Reconstruction Programmes

chapter 10|24 pages

Sustainable Low-Cost Housing in Developing Countries

The Role of Stakeholders “After” the Project
ByGonzalo Lizarralde

chapter 11|23 pages

Post-War Reconstruction and Civil Society

BySarah Dix

part 5|89 pages

Project Management

chapter 12|29 pages

Construction Project Performance in Developing Countries

ByP.D. Rwelamila

chapter 13|29 pages

Project Risks Faced in International Construction Projects in Developing Countries

Case Study of Vietnam
ByFlorence Yean Yng Ling, Vivian To Phuong Hoang

chapter 14|30 pages

A Protocol for Lean Construction in Developing Countries

BySubashini Suresh, Abubakar M. Bashir, Paul O. Olomolaiye

part 6|71 pages

Industrial Developement

chapter 15|34 pages

Green Jobs in Construction

ByEdmundo Werna