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The Greek construction sector: an overview of recent developments

The Greek construction sector: an overview of recent developments Purpose – The aim of this paper is to present a review of the developments in the Greek construction sector since the year 2000. Design/methodology/approach – The Greek construction sector – one of the most dynamic sectors of the Greek economy – grew quite strongly over the last decade. The paper follows a rather more descriptive approach to examine and analyse the factors that significantly boosted construction activity in Greece since the year 2000. It also studies and critically analyses the extent to which the Greek macro‐environment (legal‐political, economic, socio‐cultural, technological and demographic), as part of a broader nexus of domestic and global dynamics, affects construction companies. Findings – The results indicate that the domestic and global macro‐environment have a substantial effect to the market participants in the Greek construction sector. The ability of the Greek construction companies to deal with, and in some cases take advantage of, the constantly changing domestic and global macro‐environment is expected to crucially affect their future viability and success. Practical implications – This analysis of the Greek construction sector should be useful for industry professionals, policy‐makers and real estate lenders. Originality/value – To the best of the authors’ knowledge, none of the existing studies in this area provides systematic treatment of the state of the macro‐environment as a contributory factor in explaining the performance of the Greek construction companies. The authors believe that this issue is an important one, especially in the case of industries such as construction, which is prone to cyclical activity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of European Real Estate Research Emerald Publishing

The Greek construction sector: an overview of recent developments

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1753-9269
DOI
10.1108/17539260810924427
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Abstract

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to present a review of the developments in the Greek construction sector since the year 2000. Design/methodology/approach – The Greek construction sector – one of the most dynamic sectors of the Greek economy – grew quite strongly over the last decade. The paper follows a rather more descriptive approach to examine and analyse the factors that significantly boosted construction activity in Greece since the year 2000. It also studies and critically analyses the extent to which the Greek macro‐environment (legal‐political, economic, socio‐cultural, technological and demographic), as part of a broader nexus of domestic and global dynamics, affects construction companies. Findings – The results indicate that the domestic and global macro‐environment have a substantial effect to the market participants in the Greek construction sector. The ability of the Greek construction companies to deal with, and in some cases take advantage of, the constantly changing domestic and global macro‐environment is expected to crucially affect their future viability and success. Practical implications – This analysis of the Greek construction sector should be useful for industry professionals, policy‐makers and real estate lenders. Originality/value – To the best of the authors’ knowledge, none of the existing studies in this area provides systematic treatment of the state of the macro‐environment as a contributory factor in explaining the performance of the Greek construction companies. The authors believe that this issue is an important one, especially in the case of industries such as construction, which is prone to cyclical activity.

Journal

Journal of European Real Estate ResearchEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 24, 2008

Keywords: Construction industry; Business environment; Greece

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