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Measuring construction professional services exports: a case for change

By Carol Jewell and Roger Flanagan


There is limited understanding of the role of services in the wave of globalisation and how the strengths of the UK service sector help to respond to the challenge of global competition. The way in which the construction export data are collected does not reflect the impact of globalisation and the changes in the construction business environment, such as increasing foreign ownership, foreign affiliates, and changing forms of procurement. The paper describes construction service exports, how they are collected and classified, highlighting the challenges of recording the export performance of construction services in a changing world. A case for change is made to ensure the collection of statistics better reflects the role of construction professional service

Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Year: 2012
DOI identifier: 10.1080/09613218.2012.670396
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