Social network analysis of collaborative entries for construction firms in international construction projects

Heedae Park, Woo Yong Jeong, Seung Heon Han

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Abstract

The current global construction market is growing tremendously largely due to globalization of world construction markets, rapid development of world-wide communication technologies, extensions of regional Free Trade Blocks, just to name a few. Korean companies, in search for a growth from the recession of domestic construction market, have expanded into the globalized market over the last decades. During this process, collaborative entries have increased remarkably to mitigate the burdens of entry risks. This study focuses on the formation of collaborative networks of Korean contractors when entering foreign markets. Social network analysis (SNA) is introduced to investigate a variety of collaboration patterns and also their impact on performance. To this end, real collaboration cases of 389 overseas projects executed by Korean companies since 1990 were collected and classified into firm's size, collaboration modes, and performance levels. Results of SNA showed a series of apparent tendencies of developing collaboration networks, in order to realize a better performance under the risky project conditions. This study is expected to be used to search a capable partner to gain improved outcome while considering the relevant network hubs as well as their risk levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages169-175
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2009 26th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2009 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: 2009 Jun 242009 Jun 27

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Other2009 26th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period09/6/2409/6/27

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Building and Construction

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Park, H., Jeong, W. Y., & Han, S. H. (2009). Social network analysis of collaborative entries for construction firms in international construction projects. 169-175. Paper presented at 2009 26th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction, ISARC 2009, Austin, TX, United States.