A Conceptual Framework for CSR Implementation in the Construction Industry: A Relational Approach

Xue Lin, Christabel M.F. Ho, Qiping Shen

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Abstract

The construction industry is publicly regarded as an irresponsible sector due to its resource exploitation, environmental pollution, corruption, and poor community relations. Traditional approaches using fragmented CSR principles cannot receive satisfactory results since socially responsible issues in construction practices requires collaboration and cooperation of multiple stakeholders instead of isolated decision-making. Based on theoretical foundations of CSR, stakeholder management, and stakeholder power, combining organizational and project level stakeholder management, an integrated conceptual framework for CSR implementation in the construction industry is developed in this study. This innovative framework offers means for construction companies to make effective stakeholder strategies to implement their CSR intention, as well as support for collaboration and cooperation among multiple project stakeholders to maximize CSR outcomes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCREM 2014
Subtitle of host publicationSmart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology - Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages514-525
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784413777
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology, ICCREM 2014 - Kunming, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201428 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management: Smart Construction and Management in the Context of New Technology, ICCREM 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityKunming
Period27/09/1428/09/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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