Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis of chinese construction companies in the global market

Weisheng Lu, Heng Li, Liyin Shen, Ting Huang

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Recent years have seen a growing trend of Chinese companies making significant inroads into the international construction market. However, comparing to their fast development, only few studies have been reported to introduce the Chinese international construction companies (CICCs) as an emerging competing force. This research, by conducting a strength, weakness, opportunity, and threat analysis, aims to help understand CICCs which have been stereotypically viewed as a somewhat heterogeneous group. Data supporting the analysis were derived from multiple sources including statistical reports, literature review, interviews, and in particular first-hand experience from those who are competing on the forefront. The research opens a window through which all players in the global construction market can perceive internal and external conditions of their Chinese counterpart.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-176
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Management in Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2009


  • China
  • Construction industry
  • Contractors
  • International development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial relations
  • Engineering(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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