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Construction Business Management, CourseSmart eTextbook

By John E. Schaufelberger

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 29, 2008

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For undergraduate courses in Construction firm Management, Construction Business Management, and Management of a Construction Company.

 

Construction Business Management covers the various business management topics that relate to the management of a construction company and to provide a construction industry context for the discussion of each topic. Emphasis is on understanding management-level issues in each topic rather than detailed technical discussions. The book is structured to provide a discussion of the various topics, with numerous examples and student exercises to require application of the material covered. Two case studies provide realistic contexts for student exercises.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 — Introduction

1.1    Nature of Construction Business

1.2    Primary Causes of Business Failure

1.3    Business Strategies to Minimize the Risk of Business Failure

1.4    Leadership Challenges

1.5    Organizational Behavior

1.6    Ethics

1.7    Summary

1.8    Review Questions

1.9    Exercises

1.10 Sources of Additional Information

 

Chapter 2 — Company Organization

2.1    Introduction

2.2    Alternative Forms of Business Organization

2.3    Alternative Organizational Structures

2.4    Organizational Design

2.5    Policies and Operating Procedures

2.6    Summary

2.7    Review Questions

2.8    Exercises

2.9    Sources of Additional Information

 

Chapter 3 — Risk Management

3.1    Introduction

3.2    Risk Management Strategies

3.3    Insurance

3.4    Bonding

3.5    Summary

3.6    Review Questions

3.7    Exercises

3.8    Sources of Additional Information

 

Chapter 4 — Financial Analysis and Management

4.1    Introduction

4.2    Accounting Systems

4.3    Accounting Methods

4.4    Financial Statements

4.5    Financial Analysis

4.6    Financial Management

4.7    Summary

4.8    Review Questions

4.9    Exercises

4.10  Sources of Additional Information

 

Chapter 5 — Strategic Planning and Management

5.1    Introduction

5.2    Planning Process

5.3    Situation Analysis

5.4    Strategy Formulation

5.5    Strategy Implementation

5.6    Strategy Evaluation

5.7    Summary

5.8    Review Questions

5.9    Exercises

5.10  Sources of Additional Information

 

Chapter 6 — Business Development

6.1    Introduction

6.2    Marketing Construction Services

6.3    Marketing Process

6.4    Market Analysis

6.5    Marketing Strategies

6.6    Marketing Tools

6.7    Marketing Plan

6.8    Summary

6.9    Review Questions

6.10  Exercises

6.11  Sources of Additional Information

 

Chapter 7 — Human Resources Management

7.1    Introduction

7.2    The Challenge

7.3    Decision-making Processes

7.4    Company Culture

7.5    Organizational Design

7.6    Staffing

7.7    Employee Development

7.8    Leadership Development

7.9    Performance Measurement

7.10  Compensation and Employee Benefits

7.11  Employee Retention

7.12  Union Relations

7.13  Safety and Wellness Programs

7.14  Regulatory Overview

7.15  Summary

7.16  Review Questions

7.17  Exercises

7.18  Sources of Additional Information

 

Chapter 8 — Information Management

8.1    Introduction

8.2    Information Requirements

8.3    Hardware and Infrastructure

8.4    Software

8.5    Security Systems

8.6    Company Web Sites

8.7    Summary

8.8    Review Questions

8.9    Exercises

8.10 Sources of Additional Material

 

Chapter 9 — Total Quality Management

9.1    Introduction

9.2    Quality Concepts

9.3    Implementation

9.4    Process Analysis

9.5    Sustainment

9.6    Effectiveness Assessment

9.7    Summary

9.8    Review Questions

9.9    Exercises

9.10  Sources of Additional Information

           

Appendixes

 

            A — Glossary 

            B — Strategic Plan for Pacific Constructors 

            C — Case Study–Cascade Builders 

            D — Case Study–Northwest Constructors 

            E — Employment Manual for Western States Construction

 

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