Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2008)134:3(248)
Title: Strategies adopted by international architectural, engineering, and construction firms in Southeast Asia
Authors: Ling, F.Y.Y. 
Ibbs, C.W.
Chew, E.W.
Keywords: Asia
Business management
Construction management
Foreign projects
International factors
Issue Date: 2008
Source: Ling, F.Y.Y., Ibbs, C.W., Chew, E.W. (2008). Strategies adopted by international architectural, engineering, and construction firms in Southeast Asia. Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice 134 (3) : 248-256. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2008)134:3(248)
Abstract: There are many business opportunities for international architectural, engineering, and construction firms to work in Southeast Asia (SEA) due to its high volume of construction demand and its growing economy. Before entering the region, these industry practitioners need to decide on the appropriate market entry modes and business strategies. The objectives of this research are to investigate the effective market entry modes and business management strategies that industry practitioners can adopt for SEA projects. The research method is based on a structured questionnaire. The study found that the most effective market entry modes are: setting up wholly owned foreign subsidiaries and forming project joint ventures with local firms. The most effective business strategies are: providing a superior product or service and paying great attention to client satisfaction. It is recommended that industry practitioners place emphasis on customer satisfaction by considering all aspects of the client's requirements and the proposed project's usage throughout its intended life cycle, to differentiate itself from its competitors. © 2008 ASCE.
Source Title: Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/45838
ISSN: 10523928
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2008)134:3(248)
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