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Ethical construction


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Healthier construction: conceptualising transformation of mental health outcomes through an integrated supply chain model

The aim of this paper is to analyse the industrial organisation and the structural and behavioural context of the construction industry and propose a new approach to understanding interactions at multiple levels, in relation to root causes of the mental health problem.

Construction Sector Accord: a shared commitment between government and industry to transform the construction sector

The Construction Sector Accord aims to strengthen the partnership between government and industry and be a catalyst to transform the construction sector for the benefit of all New Zealanders.
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Critical barriers to social responsibility implementation within mega-construction projects: the case of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Social responsibility (SR) is still not effectively implemented within mega-construction projects. This study investigates critical barriers to it in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Findings contribute to a deeper understanding of critical SR implementation barriers. Identification and ranking allows decision-makers to develop strategies to...
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The mediating role of CSR on the market orientation and strategic performance relationship - a study of the public housing companies in Sweden

This article analyzes the impact of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on (1) the market orientation and strategic performance relationship related to public housing companies’ choice of construction strategies and (2) the companies’ responsiveness to gathered and disseminated customer information. Results inform companies implementing CSR in...
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Implementation efficiency of corporate social responsibility in the construction industry: a China study

As the improvement of Corporate social responsibility (CSR) efficiency leads to the reduction of CSR cost, CSR efficiency is becoming increasingly prominent for construction companies. In this research, the three-stage data envelopment analysis (DEA) model is adopted to analyze the CSR efficiency of Chinese construction...
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Evaluating supplier management maturity in prefabricated construction project-survey analysis in China

Prefabrication is a modern method of construction. Management of prefabricated component (PC) suppliers plays a key role in the performance of prefabricated construction project (PCP). Evaluating and improving supplier management maturity (SMM) is critical for large contractors. Results will contribute to a benchmark for contractors...
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Audit of economic security as an effective tool to prevent corruption in a construction company

The purpose of this study is to develop an audit mechanism for economic security, as a system to prevent internal and external threats and risks.
Conference paper

A lean e-governance approach to mitigate corruption within official processes in the construction industry

Lebanon is a country that has been plagued by corruption; official processes run at suboptimal levels and delay the day-to-day activities of citizens and projects across all industries, including construction. The concept of applying lean methods to mitigate this corruption is promising.
Conference paper

Studying the mindset of corruption in the construction industry - a lean perspective

The construction industry practice involves corruption. Lebanon’s construction industry is no exception since it is one of the developing countries that lack anti-corruption processes. An anti-corruption framework was designed using lean principles and tools to better mitigate and control corrupt acts in the Lebanese construction...
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‘Look no further than the exterior’: corruption and disaster in New Zealand?

Transparency International considers New Zealand the least corrupt country in the world. This article takes a critical stance towards their global classification, arguing that it is a perceptions-based measure that ignores the private sector.
Conference paper

Delivery methods and social network analysis of unethical behavior in the construction industry

The construction industry accounts for about one-third of gross capital formation and is ranked as one of the most corrupt. Effects of corruption go beyond demoralization associated with bribery, it can lead to substandard quality of infrastructure and insufficient funds available for project maintenance. The...
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How socially responsible is construction business in Australia and New Zealand?

Interest in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is growing in the construction sector. Construction professionals and the businesses they work in are expected to contribute positively to environments and communities in which they build. In moving CSR in construction forward, the industry must move from altruism...
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Significant factors causing cost overruns in the construction industry in Afghanistan

One criterion for judging the success of a construction project is whether it is completed within budget. This is often more of a challenge in developing countries where budget problems are just one factor in often poor project performance. In Afghanistan, construction cost overruns are...
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Theoretical review on sustainable leadership (SL)

The aim of this paper is to explore the theoretical review of sustainable leadership (SL).
Journal article

The culture of construction organisations: the epitome of institutionalised corruption

The culture of an organisation is a vital element of business competency that must align with its strategic goals, and enhance peoples’ perceptions, feelings and behaviour in adapting to it. Organisational culture may also bring about negative practices such as dishonesty and unethical behaviours. The...