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Employment Of foreign labours in the Malaysian construction industry: Contractor's perspective

Hasan, Sharina Farihah and Mohd Nordin, Siti hajar (2011) Employment Of foreign labours in the Malaysian construction industry: Contractor's perspective. In: Management In Construction Researchers' Association (MICRA) 10th Annual Conference and Meeting, 26-27 July 2011, Kulliyyah of Architecture & Environmental Design, IIUM.

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Abstract

Labour is one of the main resources required by contractors before any construction processes can be initiated. It is a well known fact that foreign labour dominated the workforce in the Malaysian construction industry. This paper reports on a preliminary study on foreign labour employment from contractor's perspective. The objective of the study is to identify and understand the critical reasons behind foreign labour employment by contractors. The methodology involves review of literatures and questionnaire survey. The paper concludes that contractor is in favor of foreign labour employment due to the various benefits they offer and that mainly to overcome the shortage of local workforce in the industry.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3457/13201
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contractor, Foreign Labour, Employment, NEM
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Quantity Surveying
Depositing User: Dr. Sharina Farihah Hasan
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2012 21:40
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2012 21:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/13201

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