1st Edition

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Construction Industry

Edited By Michael Murray, Andrew Dainty Copyright 2009
    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    428 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    Introduction  1. Introduction: The Evolution of CSR  Part A. Strategic Issues  2. Government Intervention in CSR  3. A Business Case for Developing a CSR Policy  4. Not Human Capital: Gaining Employee Support with Sound Business Ethics  Part B. Community Issues  5. Overseas Development Aid and Disaster Relief  6. The Influence of Pressure Groups  7. Charities and Local Communities  Part C. Bribery, Corruption & Fraud Issues  8. Legal Perspectives  9. International Project Bribery  10. Cartels in the Supply Chain  11. Fraud & Deception   Part D. Environmental Issues  12. The Evolution of Sustainable  13. The UK Housebuilding Industry  14. A Critique of Sustainable Design Initiatives  15. CSR in North & South American Construction Industries  16. CSR in South Africa Construction Industry (including the African Continent)  17. CSR in the Asian Construction Industry  18. CSR in the Australian Construction Industry  Conclusion  19. Conclusion


    Mike Murray is Course Director of the COnstruction Management MSc at the University of Strathclyde, UK.

    Andrew Dainty is Professor of Construction Sociology at Loughborough University, UK.