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dc.contributor.authorBoon, John
dc.description.abstractThis is a study of the management and strategy of quantity surveying firms in Auckland from the bottom of the property cycle in the late 1980’s to just past the next peak in 2008. Over the period the firms have developed a degree of differentiation based on the needs of clients for varying degrees of sophistication of service. This in turn leads to price differentiation. The firms who have become market leaders are all part of international groups and are able to use the expertise from within those groups to provide higher levels of sophistication of service. At the same time all firms have moved away from using contract labour and outsourcing as a means of having some flexibility in their cost structure. Because of this they may be vulnerable to incurring losses during the current downturn.en_NZ
dc.publisherRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyorsen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectquantity surveyingen_NZ
dc.subjectpractice managementen_NZ
dc.titleManagement of New Zealand quantity surveying practices: A longitudinal studyen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderJohn Boonen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120203 Quantity Surveyingen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBoon, J. (2008). Management of New Zealand quantity surveying practices: A longitudinal study. In Proceedings of COBRA 2008: RICS Construction and Building Research Conference. Available from
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of COBRA 2008: RICS Construction and Building Research Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleCOBRA 2008: RICS Construction and Building Research Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyorsen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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