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Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry - Michael Murray

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

By: Michael Murray (Editor), Andrew Dainty (Editor)


Published: April 2008
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The construction process, right through from planning and design to use and demolition, has a major impact on society. Traditionally, concern has been focused on its environmental impact and the quest for sustainability, but this has now extended into the wider remit of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Essentially, this means that businesses must act (voluntarily) in a socially ethical manner by developing a policy that encompasses the core principles enshrined by CSR.

A unique presentation on a topic of emerging importance, Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry is essential reading for all built environment undergraduate and post-graduate courses, as well as CEOs and senior managers within construction businesses who may be about to embark on developing a CSR strategy.

List of figuresp. viii
List of tablesp. ix
List of contributorsp. x
Evolution of corporate social responsibility in the construction industryp. 1
Introduction: Corporate social responsibility: challenging the construction industryp. 3
The evolution of corporate social responsibility in construction: defining the parametersp. 24
A business case for developing a corporate social responsibility policyp. 54
Impact of construction on communitiesp. 71
The role of construction and infrastructure development in the mitigation of poverty and disaster vulnerability in developing countriesp. 73
Community interaction in the construction industryp. 98
Prevalence and nature of corrupt practicesp. 119
Corruption in the UK construction industry: current and future effectsp. 121
Corruption within international engineering-construction projectsp. 141
Cartels in the construction supply chainp. 165
Sustainable developmentp. 189
The evolution of sustainable developmentp. 191
The alternative eco-building movement and its impact on mainstream constructionp. 214
Corporate social responsibility and the UK housebuilding industryp. 235
International perspectives on corporate social responsibility in constructionp. 259
Occupational health and safety (OH&S) and corporate social responsibilityp. 261
Corporate social responsibility in the American continental construction industryp. 287
Corporate social responsibility and public sector procurement in the South African construction industryp. 304
Corporate social responsibility in the Hong Kong and Asia Pacific construction industryp. 327
Corporate social responsibility in the Australian construction industryp. 351
Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780415362085
ISBN-10: 0415362083
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: April 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 1