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Title: Internationalization of construction enterprises : an overview of motivation
Authors: Utama, WP
Chan, APC 
Zahoor, H
Gao, R
Keywords: Conceptual framework
Construction enterprise
Generic motivation
International expansion
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia
Source: International journal of technology, 2019, v. 10, no. 1, p. 36-46 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of technology 
Abstract: Since the 1970s, researchers have investigated the international expansion of construction enterprises (IECE) from diverse dimensional issues, including the motivation. Different underlying reasons have been identified; however, attempts to reach a consensus of the motivation for IECE have been overlooked. This research solicits and overviews the motivation of construction enterprises with respect to overseas business expansion. It recommends a conceptual framework of the generic motivation for IECE. Nineteen motives are specified and described in a systematic review of the literature on international construction studies. They are then structured into four categories: the source of motivation (internal or external); the pattern (traditional or emerging); the response (proactive or reactive); and the objective (profit, market, resource or opportunity). Further study of this field is equally important by involving the deterrent factors of motivation. Therefore, this paper advocates an investigation of the factors impeding IECE in further related studies.
EISSN: 2086-9614
DOI: 10.14716/ijtech.v10i1.1558
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