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Title: SUSTAINABILITY ADOPTION IN CONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATIONS - AN INSTITUTIONAL AND STRATEGIC CHOICE PERSPECTIVE
Authors: EMMANUEL EBO INKOOM
Keywords: Corporate Sustainability, Sustainability Leadership, Strategic Decision Making, Institutional Theory, Upper Echelon’s Theory, Structural Equations.
Issue Date: 24-Dec-2012
Source: EMMANUEL EBO INKOOM (2012-12-24). SUSTAINABILITY ADOPTION IN CONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATIONS - AN INSTITUTIONAL AND STRATEGIC CHOICE PERSPECTIVE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The role of sustainability leaders in sustainability adoption by construction real estate developers is explored by integrating two different schools of thought of organizational studies. From the psychological perspective of strategic choice theory, and focusing on upper echelon theory, the study argued that organizational sustainability leaders influence the adoption of sustainability by construction real estate developers. Arguing from the sociological perspective of population ecologists, and focusing on institutional theory, the study also argued that the need for social acceptability and credibility-legitimacy, puts pressure on construction real estate developers to respond to industry regulations and stakeholder pressure. Based on these two perspectives, the aim of this thesis was to investigate how the transformational leadership style of sustainability leaders influences sustainability adoption by construction real estate developers in Singapore, and how the adoption of sustainability by construction real estate developers is influenced by their institutional environment
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/37577
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