An industrial organisation economic supply chain approach for the construction industry : a review

London, Kerry A. and Kenley, Russell 2001, An industrial organisation economic supply chain approach for the construction industry : a review, Journal of construction management and economics, vol. 19, no. 8, pp. 777-788, doi: 10.1080/01446190110081699.

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Title An industrial organisation economic supply chain approach for the construction industry : a review
Author(s) London, Kerry A.
Kenley, Russell
Journal name Journal of construction management and economics
Volume number 19
Issue number 8
Start page 777
End page 788
Publisher E. & F.N. Spon
Place of publication [London, England]
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0144-6193
Keyword(s) supply chain theory
critical review
construction industry
industrial organization economics
Summary Understanding industries in terms of the concepts of chains, clusters and networks is becoming increasingly important in economies around the world. Supply chain management for an individual organization is an
emerging field of research in the construction management discipline, but less attention has been devoted to investigating the nature of the construction supply chains and their industrial organizational economic environment. This selected review of construction and mainstream management supply chain literature is organized around four themes; distribution, production, strategic procurement management and industrial
organization economics, and highlights the need to develop an industrial organization economic supply chain framework for construction. The merging of the supply chain concept with the industrial organization model
as a methodology for understanding firm conduct and industry structure and performance is an important contribution to both construction supply chain and construction economic theory. Much of the industrial organization supply chain literature has tended to focus upon manufacturing industries, where typically firms are permanent organizations. This raises issues as to the differences between industries founded upon temporary compared with permanent organizations. There is potential for the development of an industrial organization methodology applicable to the project based industry. Ultimately industrial organization research seeks to have direct implications for industry performance and government policies.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01446190110081699
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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