The Ethical Construction Collection aims to inform corporate social responsibility within the construction industry, providing access to resources advising on ethical procurement, equity and diversity, code of conduct, training and education and culture.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.