International contracting: A Turkish perspective

Giritli H., SÖZEN A. Z., Flanagan R., Lansley P.

Construction Management and Economics, vol.8, no.4, pp.415-430, 1990 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1990
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01446199000000033
  • Journal Name: Construction Management and Economics
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.415-430
  • Keywords: exports, Internationalization, labour costs, subcontracting, Turkey
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The rapid development of the Turkish construction industry in overseas markets provides a contrast to the internationalization of other countries’ construction industries. By focusing initially on low-technology projects in difficult locations and exploiting its mobile low-cost labour force, the Turkish industry has rapidly gained in experience and sophistication, thereby enriching its domestic construction industry. The internationalization of the Turkish industry has required the development of new institutions and attitudes within Turkey and the rapid development of financial systems. © 1990, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.