answer: the construction industry everywhere faces problems and challenges. however, in the developing
countries, these difficulties and challenges are present alongside a general situation of socio-economic
stress, chronic resource shortages, institutional weaknesses and a general inability to deal with the key
issues. there is also evidence that the problems have become greater in extent and severity in recent years.
this paper considers some of the challenges facing the construction industries in developing countries. the
main issues addressed are: construction industry development; globalisation; culture; and the environment.
in each case, the issue is analysed from the perspective of the developing countries, and the main
implications and present challenges highlighted. lessons are then drawn mainly from the recent experience
of other countries al all levels of development, especially singapore, to highlight possible ways by which
progress can be made in the developing countries. a research agenda is presented and the important role of
researchers in the drive to improve the performance of the construction industries of the developing
countries in the light of their resource constraints and administrative weaknesses, is outlined.
inferential statistics refers to all such methods by which conclusions are drawn relating to the universe or population on the basis of a given sample.
diffusion is the spread of certain elements from one group to another in society.
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