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Article: Improving social sustainability in construction: a conceptual framework based on social network analysis

TitleImproving social sustainability in construction: a conceptual framework based on social network analysis
Authors
Issue Date2018
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/me.html
Citation
Journal of Management in Engineering, 2018, v. 34 n. 6, p. 05018012:1-05018012:9 How to Cite?
AbstractAlong with the rapid sustainable development since the publication of the Agenda 21 on Sustainable Construction (CIB 1999), there have been increasing calls for social sustainability to be incorporated into construction. One promising, yet under explored direction is to take into account the context of temporal construction project-based organizations (PBOs), interconnected networked stakeholders and the longitudinal monitoring of organizational governance. The use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to study various relationship-oriented phenomena is gaining popularity in organizational governance and project management, and has the potential to be applied to construction where PBOs prevail. This paper aims to develop a multi-layered conceptual framework for improving social sustainability in construction, where the link between the theories of social sustainability and construction can be advanced through network thinking and SNA. Based on the framework, effective operational methods can be derived to measure and analyze the working relationships involved and, in so doing, the social sustainability aspects can be better embedded. A building project is investigated as a case study to illustrate the application of the conceptual framework. By continuous monitoring of the network interplay and adjustments on institutional settings, construction can be more socially sustainable in the long run.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/256251
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2017 Impact Factor: 2.282
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.060
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dc.contributor.authorWang, H-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, XL-
dc.contributor.authorLu, W-
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-20T06:31:41Z-
dc.date.available2018-07-20T06:31:41Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Management in Engineering, 2018, v. 34 n. 6, p. 05018012:1-05018012:9-
dc.identifier.issn0742-597X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/256251-
dc.description.abstractAlong with the rapid sustainable development since the publication of the Agenda 21 on Sustainable Construction (CIB 1999), there have been increasing calls for social sustainability to be incorporated into construction. One promising, yet under explored direction is to take into account the context of temporal construction project-based organizations (PBOs), interconnected networked stakeholders and the longitudinal monitoring of organizational governance. The use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) to study various relationship-oriented phenomena is gaining popularity in organizational governance and project management, and has the potential to be applied to construction where PBOs prevail. This paper aims to develop a multi-layered conceptual framework for improving social sustainability in construction, where the link between the theories of social sustainability and construction can be advanced through network thinking and SNA. Based on the framework, effective operational methods can be derived to measure and analyze the working relationships involved and, in so doing, the social sustainability aspects can be better embedded. A building project is investigated as a case study to illustrate the application of the conceptual framework. By continuous monitoring of the network interplay and adjustments on institutional settings, construction can be more socially sustainable in the long run.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.pubs.asce.org/journals/me.html-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Management in Engineering-
dc.rightsJournal of Management in Engineering. Copyright © American Society of Civil Engineers.-
dc.titleImproving social sustainability in construction: a conceptual framework based on social network analysis-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLu, W=rp01362-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000607-
dc.identifier.hkuros286258-
dc.identifier.volume34-
dc.identifier.issue6-
dc.identifier.spage05018012:1-
dc.identifier.epage05018012:9-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000444385500001-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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