Ethical construction

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.
Journal article

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...
Journal article

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...
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...
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...
Journal article

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.
Journal article

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...
Journal article

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...