Crisis or challenge? Thoughts about international construction-industry recovery strategies

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    Abstract


    Within only a few months the international economy has faced a truly slow-down, and in certain areas even a kind of break-down. Looking backwards about ca. two years ago, hardly anyone would have expected a so sudden impact on the (fraghile?) world economy as it is in these days. However, only facing it from the negative point will not just help the economy, and only facing it from the positive point will not help the economy, too. But what should one think of all these developments now? This discussion-paper tries to discuss some aspects of specific the construction industry, being part of this global (down?)turn, just to help in finding solutions for a way to recovery. Not as `the` solution, but merely as `a thought` on what could be learnt from the near past, and to serve as a possible pro-active `outlook` to a (new) bright future of construction industry.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConstruction Facing Worldwide Challenges
    Subtitle of host publicationJoint International Symposium W055 Building Economics and W065 Organization and Management of Construction, 27-30 September 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia
    EditorsAnita Cerić, Maleden Radujković
    Place of PublicationZagreb, Croatia
    PublisherUniversity of Zagreb
    Pages281-285
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Print)978-953-6272-35-8
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2009
    EventCIB Joint International Symposium 2009 - Construction Facing Worldwide Challenger - Zagreb, Croatia
    Duration: 27 Sep 200930 Sep 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceCIB Joint International Symposium 2009 - Construction Facing Worldwide Challenger
    CountryCroatia
    CityZagreb
    Period27/09/0930/09/09

    Keywords

    • Challenges
    • Construction
    • Crisis
    • Culture
    • Thoughts

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    Tijhuis, W. (2009). Crisis or challenge? Thoughts about international construction-industry recovery strategies. In A. Cerić, & M. Radujković (Eds.), Construction Facing Worldwide Challenges: Joint International Symposium W055 Building Economics and W065 Organization and Management of Construction, 27-30 September 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia (pp. 281-285). Zagreb, Croatia: University of Zagreb.