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Azman, M A, Hon, C K H, Skitmore, M, Lee, B L and Xia, B (2019) A Meta-frontier method of decomposing long-term construction productivity components and technological gaps at the firm level: evidence from Malaysia. Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 72–88.

Belabed, Y, Kerboua, B and Tarfaoui, M (2019) New design for reducing interfacial stresses of reinforced structures with FRP plates. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 196–207.

Essah, E A, Sanders, C H, Baker, P and Kalagasidis, A S (2009) Condensation and moisture transport in cold roofs: effects of roof underlay. Building Research & Information, 37(02), 117–28.

Gluch, P and Räisänen, C (2009) Interactional perspective on environmental communication in construction projects. Building Research & Information, 37(02), 164–75.

Hamzeh, F R, Faek, F and AlHussein, H (2019) Understanding improvisation in construction through antecedents, behaviours and consequences. Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 61–71.

Hanna, A S, Iskandar, K A and Lotfallah, W (2019) Benchmarking project performance: a guideline for assessing vulnerability of mechanical and electrical projects to productivity loss . Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 101–11.

Hilal, M, Maqsood, T and Abdekhodaee, A (2019) A scientometric analysis of BIM studies in facilities management. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 122–39.

Kaminsky, J (2019) The global influence of national cultural values on construction permitting. Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 89–100.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Culture; permitting; global projects; social sustainability; regulation;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2018.1506140
  • Abstract:
    This research discovers how national level culture shapes construction permitting across 62 nations. Hofstede’s cultural dimensions explain variability in components of World Bank’s dealing with Construction Permits index, which measures the number of required permitting procedures, the required time in days, the cost as a percentage of a standardized warehouse value, and a permitting quality index. After controlling for gross domestic product, statistically significant relationships between permitting time and Hofstede’s Uncertainty Avoidance and Masculinity-Femininity dimensions emerged. Hofstede’s Power Distance Index shared statistically significant relationships with the number of procedures required for permitting, and a limited relationship with the cost of permitting. These data provide empirical evidence that different cultural preferences lead to different construction permitting practices, and allow the construction community to better understand the culturally shaped ways in which permits govern projects. This builds the theory of social sustainability of infrastructure, which seeks to generalize ways to match construction practice to societal preferences to improve community and project outcomes. For example, policy makers may use the results presented here to shape more culturally appropriate construction permitting regulations. In another example, construction firms may use these results to navigate permitting challenges they encounter on global projects.

Kenley, R (2019) CME Forum: a response to “Construction flow index: a metric of production flow quality in construction”. Construction Management and Economics, 37(02), 112–9.

Lukito, J A, Susilawati, C and Goonetilleke, A (2019) Climate change adaptation in the management of public buildings: an Indonesian context. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 140–62.

Mahmoud, A S, Sanni-Anibire, M O, Hassanain, M A and Ahmed, W (2019) Key performance indicators for the evaluation of academic and research laboratory facilities. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 208–30.

Newsham, G, Brand, J, Donnelly, C, Veitch, J, Aries, M and Charles, K (2009) Linking indoor environment conditions to job satisfaction: a field study. Building Research & Information, 37(02), 129–47.

Olbina, S and Beliveau, Y (2009) Developing a transparent shading device as a daylighting system. Building Research & Information, 37(02), 148–63.

Watts, G, Fernie, S and Dainty, A (2019) Paradox and legitimacy in construction: how CSR reports restrict CSR practice. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 231–46.

Zalejska Jonsson, A and Hungria Gunnelin, R (2019) Defects in newly constructed residential buildings: owners’ perspective. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 163–85.

Zolkafli, U K, Zakaria, N, Mohammad Mazlan, A and Ali, A S (2019) Maintenance work for heritage buildings in Malaysia: owners’ perspectives. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, 37(02), 186–95.