Embedding "green" in project-based organizations : the way ahead in the construction industry?

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)420-427
Journal / PublicationJournal of Cleaner Production
Volume107
Online published18 Oct 2014
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2015

Abstract

Academic studies on building industry have much to contribute to the mission of sustainable development and yet there has been a lack of proactive engagement with environmentalism in the project-based organizations (PBOs). The embedding of "green" in project-based organization is made particularly problematic due to the increasing conflict between organization-wide change initiatives and emerging cost occurred during daily operation. An independent environmental representative is introduced to develop a new mode of PBOs to help environmental paradigm shift in the construction industry. The paper is a contribution towards an environmental understanding of the project management process.

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  • Construction industry, Environmental management, Environmental representative, Project-based organizations