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dc.contributor.authorWilson, L.en
dc.contributor.authorZuo, J.en
dc.contributor.authorZillante, G.en
dc.contributor.authorPullen, S.en
dc.contributor.authorBurger, A.en
dc.contributor.authorChiveralls, K.en
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 2011; 7(4):109-120en
dc.description.abstractThe Australian construction industry has a poor history of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The industry is characterised by a high proportion of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) that contract to larger corporations. The latter have begun to develop codes of social responsibility but it is doubtful how much impact such codes have on the behaviour of their contractors. This paper examines the tensions inherent in the process of addressing CSR in a fragmented industry with diffuse layers of management. Major obstacles to the adoption of CSR include a general lack of awareness of CSR in the industry coupled with a lack of consensus on how CSR is defined and the principles that might be contained in a CSR model. Our paper concludes with a research strategy to address these matters.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLou Wilson, Jian Zuo, George Zillante, Stephen Pullen, Anne Burger, Keri Chiverallsen
dc.publisherCommon Grounden
dc.rights© Common Ground, Lou Wilson, Jian Zuo, George Zillante, Stephen Pullen, Anne Burger, Keri Chiveralls, All Rights Reserved.en
dc.subjectCorporate Social Responsibility; Definition; Small to Medium Size Enterprises; Fragmentationen
dc.titleCorporate social responsibility in the Australian construction industryen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.organisationAustralian Institute for Social Researchen
pubs.library.collectionAustralian Institute for Social Research publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidZuo, J. [0000-0002-8279-9666]en
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