Facilitating a transition to a circular economy in construction projects: intermediate theoretical models based on the theory of planned behaviour

Michael Atafo Adabre, Albert P.C. Chan, Amos Darko, Mohammad Reza Hosseini

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Abstract

A transition to a circular economy (CE) is a sociotechnical phenomenon that relies on adopting innovative methods and technologies, as well as changes in behaviour across the construction supply chain. Although a lot of ground has been covered on developing methods and technologies, there is little research on stakeholders’ change of behaviour. Informed by an underlying framework, the theory of planned behaviour, a comprehensive literature review discusses several conceptual models to establish the interrelationships between barriers and drivers to managing a transition to CE–and their underlying causes. The findings offer a comprehensive point of reference for identifying factors that affect CE adoption, and lay a solid foundation for future research into CE adoption and managing a CE transition where the intermediate theories presented can be validated through empirical research.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBuilding Research and Information
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • barriers
  • Circular economy
  • drivers
  • indicators
  • sustainability transition
  • waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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