%0 Journal Article
	%A G. Arslan and  S. Kivrak
	%D 2008
	%J International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 21, 2008
	%T Critical Factors to Company Success in the Construction Industry
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/6786
	%V 21
	%X Achieving success is a highly critical issue for the
companies to survive in a competitive business environment. The
construction industry is also an area where there is strong
competition due to a large number of construction contractors. There
have been many factors such as qualified employees, quality
workmanship and financial management that can lead to company
success in the construction industry. The aim of this study was to
investigate the critical factors leading to construction company
success. Within this context, a survey was carried out among 40
Turkish construction companies which are located in the Northwest
region of Turkey. In this survey, top-level managers and owners of
the companies were interviewed. The interviews took place over a
five month period between January and May 2007. Finally, the
ranking of the critical success factors has been determined by using
the Simple Multi Attribute Rating Technique (SMART). Based on
the results, business management, financial conditions and
owner/manager characteristics were determined as the most
important factors to company success.
	%P 997 - 1000