The regulatory environment of the section of the non-standardized goods market - The findings of an interview research on Hungarian construction industry small enterprises

Tibor Kuczi, Lilla Toth

Abstract


ABSTRACT In this paper the behavior of economic actors shown in the uncertain quality goods markets is examined from the perspective of the sociology of markets. The analysis uses the findings of in-depth interviews conducted in 2011 and 2012 respectively amongst small and medium size entrepreneurs working in construction industry.

In the Hungarian construction industry neither formal rules, nor vocational chambers, are able to create a safe environment for entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, networks created as a result of micro-selection steps might be able to enforce the quality of services, observe deadlines and what is more, ensure payment discipline. In this market, the typical high risk can be reduced by relationships. Networks reduce also the cost of transactions, since the important part of the services in this field could only be standardized at significant costs.


Keywords


entrepreneurs, construction industry, market regulation, non-standardized goods markets, uncertain quality goods

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14267/cjssp.2014.01.05

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ISSN: 2062-087X

DOI: 10.14267/issn.2062-087X