Changes in the Danish construction sector: The need for a new focus

Kristian Kristiansen, Stephen Emmitt, Sten Bonke

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Abstract

Like the building sector in many other countries the Danish construction sector was criticised heavily in a number of government sponsored reports in the 1990s. The sector was seen to be unresponsive to change and ‘locked-in’ to familiar working practices, and so development was needed. And, like in other countries, the critique was accompanied by government led initiatives aimed at increasing productivity and improving quality. However, a report commissioned by the Danish Building Development Council, painted a much different picture, with an evolving and dynamic construction sector. The results of this research are reported and comparisons made with the less positive reports. From this a number of questions are raised about the scope of reports and the focus of future research into the Danish construction sector.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEngineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Volume12
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)502-511
ISSN0969-9988
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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