An Empirical Model for Decision-making on the Adoption of Environmental Standards

Zhen Chen, Heng Li, Qiping Shen, Wei Xu

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This paper presents an empirical model based on the results of a questionnaire survey of the adoption and implementation ISO 14000 series of environmental management systems (EMS). The survey results indicate that there are five key factors influence the acceptability of the ISO 14000 series of EMS, which could impact contractors most on their decisions regarding the adoption and implementation of ISO 14000 series of EMS. Moreover, a predictive model is then put forward to support decision-making on whether to accept ISO 14000 series of EMS in the Shanghai construction industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulticriteria Decision-Making for the Sustainable Built Environment in the Proceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM
EditorsZhen Chen
Place of PublicationREADING, Berkshire
PublisherThe University of Reading
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0-7049-1209-0
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
EventProceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM - READING, Berkshire, READING, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Mar 2006 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityREADING, Berkshire
Period15/03/06 → …
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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