Crisis management in Turkish construction industry

OCAL E., Oral E. L. , ERDIS E.

BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT, vol.41, no.11, pp.1498-1503, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2005.05.042
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1498-1503


Various economical crises have affected Turkish economy during the last decade and construction industry has always been among the hardest hit; giving the idea that a comprehensive approach to crisis management is unavoidable. However, literature showed no findings related with crisis management applications by construction companies. Thus, a questionnaire survey was undertaken by the top management of 120 construction companies to investigate the degree of crisis management applications throughout the industry, mainly focusing on the outcomes during the economical crisis in 2001. Frequency analysis, Likert scale of comparison, Thurstone's paired comparisons, Pearson's chi-square test and Fisher's exact test were used to evaluate the results.