The state of corporate social responsibility practice in the construction sector

Ayokunle Olubunmi Olanipekun, Olalekan Shamsideen Oshodi, Amos Darko, Temitope Omotayo

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Abstract

Purpose: The development of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the construction sector is slow, thereby leaving many opportunities for further development. To enable operators in the construction sector to effectively capitalise on the opportunities to promote the development of CSR in the sector, this study employs the practice viewpoint to take the stock of CSR activities in the sector. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the state of CSR practice in the construction sector. The study also draws from the development of CSR in the manufacturing, mining and banking sectors to inform the state of CSR practice in the construction sector. Design/methodology/approach: This study carries out a systematic literature review of 56 journal publications that were published between the year 2000 and 2016. The deductive coding of the publications was done to identify four themes of CSR research that constitute the practice view of the state of CSR in the construction sector. Findings: The implementation of CSR is the major emphasis in the state of CSR practice in the construction sector. The implementation of CSR is wrapped in the perception of operators about CSR potentials, dimensions of CSR implemented, strategies for implementation and the effects of the implemented CSR practices on performance. The sector characteristics and organisational structure are attributes for comparing the CSR practices between the construction sector and the manufacturing, mining and banking sectors. Originality/value: This study provides a researchers’ view of the state of CSR in the construction sector. Additionally, the study draws from the development of CSR in the manufacturing, mining and banking sectors to inform the state of CSR practice in the construction sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-111
Number of pages21
JournalSmart and Sustainable Built Environment
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2019

Keywords

  • Construction sector
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Development
  • Implementation
  • Review
  • Themes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Urban Studies
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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