Like the building sector in many other countries the Danish construction sector was criticised heavily in a number of government sponsored reports in the 1990s. The sector was seen to be unresponsive to change and ‘locked-in’ to familiar working practices, and so development was needed. And, like in other countries, the critique was accompanied by government led initiatives aimed at increasing productivity and improving quality. However, a report commissioned by the Danish Building Development Council, painted a much different picture, with an evolving and dynamic construction sector. The results of this research are reported and comparisons made with the less positive reports. From this a number of questions are raised about the scope of reports and the focus of future research into the Danish construction sector.
Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 2005, Vol 12, Issue 5, p. 502-511