The construction industry and its resources: a research agenda
Hillebrandt, P.M. (2006) The construction industry and its resources: a research agenda. Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 11 (1). pp. 37-51. ISSN 1823-6499
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The desirable coverage of the journal is considered including the need to focus on research which can lead to positive action. Criteria for establishing the desirability of research projects are proposed and these are then applied first, to four broad issues and, secondly, to the inputs and other requirements for a well functioning industry. Some conclusions are drawn as to the research most likely to enable action to be taken to improve the industry. It is found that certain other difficulties can sometimes be dealt with by experimentation with actual projects or, where there is consensus on desirable action, by bringing pressure to bear on those able to initiate change.