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Title: Disputes and dispute resolution systems in sino-foreign joint venture construction projects in China
Authors: Chan, EHW 
Suen, HCH
Keywords: China
Construction industry
Dispute resolution
Foreign projects
Joint ventures
Jurisdiction
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers
Source: Journal of professional issues in engineering education and practice, 2005, v. 131, no. 2, p. 141-148 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of professional issues in engineering education and practice 
Abstract: There has been a sharp increase in the number of Sino-Foreign Joint Venture (SFJV) construction projects in the People's Republic of China since the 1990s. Despite the Chinese Government's new measures for boosting foreign involvements, entering into the construction market remains problematic for many foreign contractors. One of the problems concerns construction disputes. In light of this, this paper reports a study on disputes and dispute resolution systems in SFJVs. A questionnaire survey of 41 practitioners in the field was carried out. The main purpose was to identify the most common sources of disputes and the most commonly used dispute resolution methods in SFJVs. Results show that the sources of construction disputes can be classified into three categories: contractual, cultural, and legal matters. The most commonly used dispute resolution methods are mediation and arbitration. These findings will give both Chinese and foreign contractors invaluable insights into disputes and dispute resolution systems in SFJV projects.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/21536
ISSN: 1052-3928
EISSN: 1943-5541
DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1052-3928(2005)131:2(141)
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