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Título: Internationalization strategies and methods of construction firms – a comparative study between Hong Kong - Chinese and Portuguese – European approaches
Autor: Gabriel, Delfino Azinheira
Orientador: Cachadinha, Nuno
Palavras-chave: Macau
Internationalization
Risk management
Entry strategies
Portugal
European firms
Data de Defesa: 2014
Editora: Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia
Resumo: The topic about internationalization in construction industry is often discussed and debated. In a context of internationalization success, it is significant to evaluate the process of the international experience by exploring the underlying reasons and factors. This master thesis is a descriptive and qualitative study about the internationalization strategies and methods of construction firms. Based on the value and contribution to the research regarding the topic, it sets out to explore the similarities and differences of the internationalization decision-making behavior between by eastern and western construction firms. To fulfill the objective stated above, in-depth, individual, face-to-face, research interviews were conducted involving six top-level management executives of Hong Kong construction firms in Macau, towards gathering all the relevant information regarding their perception of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, risks and entry strategies related to international expansion. Based on the analysis for the information collected, a comparison with the western behavior was conducted regarding the mentioned factors, based on recent similar studies conducted for Portuguese-European firms. The findings suggested that (1) the generalization of Hong Kong construction firms internationalization behavior is valid to a wider context of typical Chinese construction firms behavior,(2) significant parities and disparities were found between Portuguese – European construction firms and Hong Kong – Chinese construction firms, (3) both western and eastern construction firms follow basically the same logic and framework for the internationalization decision-making behavior. Based on these findings, a specific internationalization method is proposed towards addressing the specific characteristics and needs of Asian construction companies.
Descrição: Dissertação para obtenção do Grau Mestre em Engenharia Civil – Perfil de Construção
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/12284
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