Quest for input-output tables for intra-regional and inter-sectoral dependence analysis

Yat Hung Chiang, Eddie W.L. Cheng

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Abstract

The use of input-output (I-O) tables for examining inter-sectoral or international (intra-regional) flows of inputs and outputs between the construction sector and other sectors has been attempted and should be enhanced. Asia has always been a major construction market in terms of spending and growth. Due to the globalization of the construction sector in Asia, the inter-dependencies of the construction industry with a cluster of its related and supporting industries might have changed. The problems of the construction sector can only be better understood in relation to its immediate external environment and in a regional context. Input-output tables can be employed to analyze the inter-sectoral flows of inputs and outputs, thus helping to identify the inter-dependencies between the construction sector and other sectors. However, those economies that do not establish their own I-O tables have argued that such tables require substantial financial resources to obtain the data necessary to produce the tables. Recently, new approaches to I-O analyses have been explored for the construction industry, supporting that I-O tables are useful for economic analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
EventQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 4 Jul 20058 Jul 2005

Conference

ConferenceQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period4/07/058/07/05

Keywords

  • Construction
  • Disaggregate
  • Economic indicator
  • Environment
  • Input-output
  • Pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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