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|Title: ||Corporate social responsibility architecture and project alignments A study of the Ghanaian construction industry|
|Authors: ||Lichtenstein, Scott|
Edwards, David John
Holt, Gary D.
|Keywords: ||Corporate social responsibility|
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology|
|Citation: ||Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology11.3 (2013): 334-353.|
|Abstract: ||The developed world increasingly expects corporations to support the community under
the corporate social responsibility (CSR) banner. For developing countries, the situation differs
and CSR has yet to be fully embraced. This study aims to examine the CSR in the Ghanaian
construction industry (GCI).
A multi-stage methodology employs descriptive statistics, the
t-test and x 2-test to analyse survey data.
Findings – Results highlight three broad classifications of CSR project typology: social;
infrastructure; and environmental. Ghanaian firms are found more aligned to social/intangible CSR
projects than tangible ones.
The study is geographically focussed, but the findings hold
relevance to all the developing countries. The findings hold implications for policy making and
planning in terms of how Ghanaian communities might integrate corporations within their
geographical catchments, to enhance sustainable, local development.
This is the first in a series of CSR research within the Ghanaian context. It holds
value for others conducting similar work within the developing world.|
|Description: ||This Article was published Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology11.3 (2013): 334-353.|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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