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Corporate social responsibility in construction industry: a comparative study between UK and Turkey

Ulutaş, DD; Giritli, H; McDermott, P

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Authors

DD Ulutaş

H Giritli



Abstract

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has evolved to an important agenda for many industries and its scope has been widened from the responsible business to strategic decisions. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the concept of CSR from the perspective of construction industry by questioning CSR awareness, CSR activities, and CSR integration with a comparative case study between UK and Turkey.

Conducting comparative and qualitative research using a case study methodology, this study sets the context for understanding differences in these two countries as to how CSR is perceived and put into practice by selected case firms.

The results revealed that construction companies are aware of the increasing importance of the CSR; however, company scale and the characteristics of the country have great impact on CSR preferences. Despite the differences in the approaches all firms take with regard to CSR domains and CSR types, ethical domain and the social orientation have become prominent for CSR initiatives in both the UK and Turkey.

This study provides the empirical evidence for the understanding and integration of the CSR concept in the construction industry; shed light on missing

Citation

Ulutaş, D., Giritli, H., & McDermott, P. (2016). Corporate social responsibility in construction industry: a comparative study between UK and Turkey. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(2), 218-231. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-08-2014-0039

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 2016
Deposit Date Apr 5, 2016
Publicly Available Date Apr 5, 2016
Journal Built Environment Project and Asset Management
Print ISSN 2044-124X
Electronic ISSN 2044-124X
Publisher Emerald
Volume 6
Issue 2
Pages 218-231
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-08-2014-0039
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-08-2014-0039
Related Public URLs http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/bepam

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