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Title: Construction compainies and their strategies in the emerging PFI industry
Author: Ezulike, Ekene Ifeanyi
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1998
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The aim of the thesis is to report on how construction companies are approaching the PFI market and the strategies which they are adopting in the PFI industry. Utilising material from semi-structured interviews with three categories of construction company, small, medium-size and large, consideration is given to: the structural characteristics in the PFI industry; the barrier to entry in the PFI industry; the problems constraining the development in the PFI industry; and the strategies which construction companies are adopting in the PFI industry, in order to establish whether Porter's framework of an emerging industry is applicable to the PFI industry. Consideration is also given to the applicability of the research findings to existing business and strategic management literature. The research finding suggest that construction companies in the PFI industry are adopting a number of strategies which are compatible with those suggested in existing business and strategic management literature. The research findings also suggest that Porter's emerging industry framework has limited applicability to the PFI industry namely because: his framework is generic and of a general nature; all industries are likely to have characteristics which are unique; and his framework is based on industries that involve the manufacture of a standard product.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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