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Finding Cultural Differences and Motivation Factors of Foreign Construction Workers

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The rapid inflow of foreign construction workers caused the reduction of labor productivity in the construction industry due to communication problems and cultural differences. This may lead to shortage of productivity and quality reduction. The cultural differences and motivation factors of foreign construction workers must be considered for effective and systematic manpower management. It is necessary to study foreign construction workers’ productivity factors that reflect cultural differences and motivation as the productivity and quality of the construction industry are subject to the work efficiency and high dependence of manpower. This study aimed to suggest effective productivity management plan considering cultural differences and motivation factors of foreign construction workers. For this purpose, the desire and motivation factors affecting on Korean workers and foreign construction workers were analyzed and the comparative analysis on the requirements by nationality was carried out. Accordingly, it is expected that this could contribute to the improvement of productivity, construction period, quality, safety and manpower management.

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Kim, S. , Kim, J. , Cho, H. , Shin, Y. and Kim, G. (2015) Finding Cultural Differences and Motivation Factors of Foreign Construction Workers. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, 3, 35-46. doi: 10.4236/jbcpr.2015.32005.

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