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Andersen, L P S and Grytnes, R (2021) Different ways of perceiving risk and safety on construction sites and implications for safety cooperation. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 419–31.

Christie, L, Donn, M and Walton, D (2011) The ‘apparent disconnect’ towards the adoption of energy-efficient technologies. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 450–8.

du Plessis, C and Cole, R J (2011) Motivating change: shifting the paradigm. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 436–49.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: assessment; buildings; built environment; complexity; paradigm shift; regenerative; stakeholders; sustainability; whole systems
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2011.582697
  • Abstract:
    The broader framing of the decision-making processes of stakeholders within the sustainability debate is explored in the context of a paradigm shift that acknowledges the world as a complex, dynamic system. There is merit in adopting a paradigm informed by, and therefore suitable for dealing with, living systems, particularly as the paradigm is founded on holistic and flexible strategies. To move the discussion forward, a key concern examined here is what this different paradigm means for engaging and motivating stakeholders. Through questioning established notions of "stakeholder" as defined in the business literature, and the traditional models of sustainable development, an alternative model of sustainability is presented that is grounded in a different worldview. The implications are considered of how the paradigm's adoption and the associated model of sustainability would change current practices for motivating social transformation in the built environment through stakeholder engagement. Three major shifts in thinking implicit in such a new model of sustainability are identified and examined: creating effective change in the complex social-ecological system presented by the built environment; how this worldview would redefine current notions of stakeholder engagement; and what the implications would be for mechanisms such as assessment and rating tools meant to change stakeholder behaviour.

Duong, L N K, Wang, J X, Wood, L C, Reiners, T and Koushan, M (2021) The value of incremental environmental sustainability innovation in the construction industry: an event study. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 398–418.

Klitgaard, A, Gottlieb, S C and Svidt, K (2021) The researcher as audience and storyteller: challenges and opportunities of impression management in ethnographic studies. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 383–97.

Lützkendorf, T, Fan, W and Lorenz, D (2011) Engaging financial stakeholders: opportunities for a sustainable built environment. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 483–503.

Nicol, L A (2011) The role of institutional regimes in motivating change for sustainable housing. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 459–72.

Nwajei, U O K (2021) How relational contract theory influence management strategies and project outcomes: a systematic literature review. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 432–57.

Rodríguez-Labajos, L, Thomson, C S and O’Brien, G (2021) Applying constructivist grounded theory in co-production research: a case study exploring its potential and lessons for construction management research. Construction Management and Economics, 39(05), 369–82.

Whyte, J and Sexton, M (2011) Motivations for innovation in the built environment: new directions for research. Building Research & Information, 39(05), 473–82.