Indonesian Contractors in Overseas Construction Projects: Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Africa

Wahyudi P. Utama, Ping Chuen Chan, Hafiz Zahoor, Ran Gao

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Abstract

A climate of openness in the economic field allows local companies to seize opportunities to enter an overseas market. Intensive penetration of Indonesian contractors into the transnational market has recently begun. Several projects in the Middle East, Africa as well as southeast Asia have continued since the last decade. This study aims to trace Indonesian contractors' involvement outside of their domestic market and identify key factors causing them to pursue these projects. A review of the literature and internet searches indicate that only six Indonesian companies actively play in the overseas construction market. The three aforementioned regions are likewise identified as comfortable places for Indonesian contractors to expand services abroad. Having closeness - in terms of religion, beliefs, socio-culture, similarity in identity and government relationships - is the major contributor to success in overseas construction projects (OCPs).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2014
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages535-546
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology, ICCREM 2014 - Kunming, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201428 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology, ICCREM 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityKunming
Period27/09/1428/09/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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