Cultural Considerations in International Construction Contracts

  title={Cultural Considerations in International Construction Contracts},
  author={Edwin H. W. Chan and Raymond Y. C. Tse},
  journal={Journal of Construction Engineering and Management-asce},
International construction projects involve multinational participants from different political, legal, economic, and cultural backgrounds. As one of the major issues affecting the management of international construction projects, culture deserves wide research. This paper aims to establish a valid groundwork for further research on the impact of cultural issues on contractual arrangements; conflict causation, and the selection of dispute resolution mechanisms for international construction… 
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