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Organisational and strategic change in the New Zealand building & construction industry, 1990-1999

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dc.contributor.author Cross, Grant Darryl
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T01:52:31Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-26T20:31:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-21T01:52:31Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-26T20:31:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2001
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/24844
dc.description.abstract The current research explores the impact of legislation enacted in the early 1990's on the New Zealand building and construction industry. It focuses on medium-sized construction companies operating in the Wellington region during 1990 - 1999 in order to determine whether the legislation enacted triggered organisational and strategic changes within construction firms. As a result of case studies undertaken on five construction companies using qualitative research methods (focused, semi-structured interviews and documentary evidence), the study revealed that organisational and strategic changes did occur within the firms studied. It is concluded from the number and magnitude of the changes observed in response to the legislation enacted, and subsequent environmental changes, that such changes for most established organisations were primarily evolutionary in nature. It is also concluded that significant change is difficult within construction companies as tight configurations of strategic variables, industry norms and the need for a firm to maintain its reputation as the critical antecedent to obtaining work, 'lock in' competitive practices. Furthermore, it is concluded that reputation spirals, geographic constraints and the presence of company size groupings, limit the potential strategic choice set available to managers and pre-empt some strategic decision-making options. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Organisational and strategic change in the New Zealand building & construction industry, 1990-1999 en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Technology en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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