Building Chaos An International Comparison of Deregulation by Peter Phillips, Gerhard Bosch

By Peter Phillips, Gerhard Bosch

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Since the late 1980s, the construction industry recovered in a stepwise fashion, though the level of employment lagged behind the growth in production. 1 Production and employment, 1969–2000. Source: CBS 2000. The Netherlands 27 tion, and increased flexibility in the use of workers and machines resulting in a better organization of the building process itself (EIB 1994). After a new economic dip in 1991–3, all segments of the construction industry moved forward in the period 1994–2000. Output levels have increased annually; the output level of €57 billion in 2000 was produced by 472,000 persons working in the industry (CBS 2000).

Deregulation came via the same route, opening up access to this industry, and state efforts to redress some of the negative aspects of this deregulation have not been enforced. SUMMARY The construction industry literally builds the foundation of every economy. The turbulence of construction work makes this important task of the construction 22 Gerhard Bosch and Peter Philips industry difficult indeed. The result across the nine countries under study has been the emergence of two types of construction industries.

2 per cent per year, the demand for construction workers stays high, with many signs of scarcity and vacancies, especially due to the large annual flow of workers out of the industry of 12 per cent per year (EIB 1999a). Polarization of firms Construction firms in the Netherlands vary in size and activities. Despite the existence of a few very large construction companies operating internationally, it is small and medium-sized enterprises that are responsible for the largest share in employment and production in the country.

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