Responsible construction?

Eric Lou, Angela Lee, Song Wu, Gill Mathison

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    The ability of the construction industry to innovate in order to improve its practice has been widely debated over the years. As more and more organisations in other sectors, globally, are addressing 21st century consumer challenges: encompassing fair-trade, ethically sourced and more recycled products; and are reporting on their corporate responsibility performance (such as Marks and Spencer's Plan A, The Cooperative, The Body Shop etc), isn't it about time the construction industry followed suit? This paper investigates what really needs to change for the construction to progressively and sustainably improve its position in terms of being 'responsible'.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)342-358
    Number of pages16
    JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Strategic Management
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


    • Construction industry
    • Corporate responsibility
    • Small and medium-sized enterprises
    • Sustainability
    • Sustainable development
    • Corporate social responsibility


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