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Investigating Quantity Surveying Entrepreneurship: The Case of Sri Lanka

Anushka Alutwela, Kanchana Perera, M Oraee, Linda Tivendale, M Reza Hosseini, Khoa Do (ed.), Monty Sutrisna (ed.)

Curtin University, WA, Australia | Published : 2018

Abstract

The Quantity Surveying (QS) profession is under pressure and QS entrepreneurship is an area in need of further research. No explicit body of knowledge, however, has been devoted to the context of Sri Lanka. The present study aims to address this issue through exploring the key aspects of QS entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka. A review of the literature was conducted, followed by a mixed approach. Six interviews were carried with industry experts using a questionnaire survey to elicit perceptions from QS. Findings provide: (1) a picture of the current QS entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka, (2) problems and issues affecting it and (3) several remedial solutions to deal with the identified problems. Acco..

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