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Cattell, D W, Bowen, P A and Kaka, A P (2010) The risks of unbalanced bidding. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 333–44.

Crosthwaite, D (2000) The international performance of British construction companies 1990-1996. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 280–90.

Cui, Q, Hastak, M and Halpin, D (2010) Systems analysis of project cash flow management strategies. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 361–76.

Dainty, A R J, Bagilhole, B M and Neale, R H (2000) Computer aided analysis of qualitative data in construction management research. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 226–33.

Dulaimi, M F, Alhashemi, M, Ling, F Y Y and Kumaraswamy, M (2010) The execution of public-private partnership projects in the UAE. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 393–402.

Gage, S A and Graham, J M R (2000) Static split duct roof ventilators. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 234–44.

Galbraith, G H, Guo, J S and McLean, R C (2000) The effect of temperature on the moisture permeability of building materials. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 245–59.

Hallowell, M (2010) Safety risk perception in construction companies in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 403–13.

Lai, I K W and Lam, F K S (2010) Perception of various performance criteria by stakeholders in the construction sector in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 377–91.

Lai, J H K (2010) Operation and maintenance budgeting for commercial buildings in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 415–27.

Li, C Q (2000) A method for reliability-based economic design of building structures. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 260–7.

Nicholas, J, Holt, G D and Harris, P T (2000) Suppliers' debt collection and contractor creditworthiness evaluation. Building Research & Information, 28(04), 268–79.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: contractors; credit risk; creditworthiness; debtor; materials suppliers; trends; UK
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=7b6trgvunpl4bbqy
  • Abstract:
    Results of a survey of UK construction materials suppliers' credit control and debt collection procedures are presented. Analyses of respondent data identified methods and trends associated with: contractor creditworthiness evaluation; suppliers' debt collection methods; and the efficiency, or otherwise, of these techniques. Trend observation highlighted a number of results, including: the minimal resources allocated to debtor evaluation; the 'questionable' methods used for establishing credit limits; and the minimal use of insurance and/or factoring for protection against bad debt. A number of questions emanate from these results concerning the efficacy of current practices and the need for future research into contractor creditworthiness evaluation. The paper reinforces that construction contractor creditworthiness evaluation and debt collection procedures have received minimal research to date and, that this situation requires addressing.

Raisbeck, P, Duffield, C and Xu, M (2010) Comparative performance of PPPs and traditional procurement in Australia. Construction Management and Economics, 28(04), 345–59.