Strategic Collaboration in Entrepreneurship in the Construction Industry


  • WIJITRA TAECHATEERAWAT Mae Fah Luang University
  • Pratsanee Na Keeree School of Management, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
  • Wen-Hsiang Lai Department of Marketing, Feng Chia University, Taiwan.
  • Anvar Variskhanov School of Management, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
  • Dzakiyy Hadiyan Achyar School of Management, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.
  • Wangchuk Rabten School of Management, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand.


Construction industry, collaboration, entrepreneurship


This paper presents a critical literature review of research into strategic collaboration in entrepreneurship in the construction industry. Findings show that strategic collaboration is underutilized in most sectors of the construction industry, although it may be used in sectors like public procurement, renovation and green construction, and prefabricated housing. Strategic collaboration’s long-term relationships can help firms develop their products/services through network connections and deliver long-term continuous improvement. However, there are also challenges such as lack of IT system integration and power differentials. There are some areas, such as critical success factors and readiness evaluation, which have not been investigated in detail.


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How to Cite

TAECHATEERAWAT, W., Na Keeree, P., Lai , W.-H., Variskhanov, A., Achyar, D. H., & Rabten, W. (2024). Strategic Collaboration in Entrepreneurship in the Construction Industry. Journal of Reproducible Research, 2(2), 79–82. Retrieved from





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