oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Subcontracting relationships between large and small businesses
An important trend in recent years is for companies to decentralise work to small firms. This can take the form of home working, freelance work and, more commonly, subcontracting. When discussing subcontracting the examples of Japan and the newly industrialised countries along the Pacific Rim immediately spring to mind, but studies also testify to a general increase in subcontracting in Mexico, Lima, Brazil, the UK, Spain, Italy and many of the West African countries, amongst others.
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