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Title: Significance of location factors for Singapore transnational construction corporations
Authors: Cuervo, J.C. 
Pheng, L.S. 
Keywords: Construction industry
International economics
International organizations
Transnational companies
Issue Date: 2003
Citation: Cuervo, J.C.,Pheng, L.S. (2003). Significance of location factors for Singapore transnational construction corporations. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management 10 (5) : 342-353. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Dunning's eclectic paradigm of international production, which focuses on the ownership, location and internalisation factors, presents a useful framework to explain the foreign value-added activities of transnational corporations, "Eclectic paradigm" means a general framework or model chosen from what is preferred from various theories, systems or doctrines. The present study extends the eclectic paradigm to a study of Singapore transnational construction corporations (STCCs) and examines what location factors are viewed as the most significant for STCCs engaged in foreign value-added construction-related activities in their major international construction market. This study examines if these location factors vary significantly according to firm-specific contextual variables in the STCCs, such as size, international age, multinationality and extent of specialisation/ diversification, as well as the major reasons for STCCs to export their services overseas. The most important host location factors identified by STCCs operating in other Southeast Asian countries are: the host governments' attitudes, policies and regulatory framework; the social, political, cultural and geographic factors; and the cost of doing business factors.
Source Title: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
ISSN: 09699988
DOI: 10.1108/09699980310502955
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