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Adegoriola, M I, Yung, E H K, Lai, J H K, Chan, E H and Yevu, S K (2023) Understanding the influencing factors of heritage building maintenance management: findings from developed and developing regions. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 605–24.

Fauth, J, Pasetti Monizza, G and Malacarne, G (2023) Understanding processes on digital building permits – a case study in South Tyrol. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 518–32.

Forooraghi, M, Miedema, E, Ryd, N, Wallbaum, H and Babapour Chafi, M (2023) Relationship between the design characteristics of activity-based flexible offices and users’ perceptions of privacy and social interactions. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 588–604.

Galvin, R (2023) How prebound effects compromise the market premium for energy efficiency in German house sales. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 501–17.

Liang, R, Li, R and Chong, H (2023) Sustainable supplier selection for prefabricated megaprojects during COVID-19: a novel large group decision-making model. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 533–54.

Loosemore, M, Keast, R and Alkilani, S (2023) The drivers of social procurement policy adoption in the construction industry: an Australian perspective. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 555–67.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Champions; innovation; social innovation; social procurement; social value; corporate social responsibility;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2023.2180344
  • Abstract:
    The construction industry is the primary focus for social procurement policies in many countries. However, there has been little research into the drivers of social procurement policy adoption in this industry. To help address this gap in research, this paper reports the results of semi-structured interviews with fifteen social procurement professionals who are implementing social procurement into the Australian construction industry. Results reveal interesting historical parallels with the implementation of environmental sustainability initiatives. However, social procurement has yet to become normalized. There appears to be a high level of homogeneity in industry practice and while there is considerable scope for innovation, this is constrained by the prescriptive and ‘top-down' nature of social procurement policies in Australia which make it difficult for organizations to respond ‘bottom-up’ to actual community needs. It is concluded that the considerable untapped potential of social procurement policies to create social value currently depends on the intrapreneurial efforts of a small number of emerging social procurement professionals who are individually challenging the many institutional norms and practices which undermine the implementation of these policies into the construction industry.

Zhang, Z, Fang, K, Zhang, S, Zhang, W, Wang, X and Furuya, N (2023) Physical environmental factors that affect users’ willingness to visit neighbourhood centres in China. Building Research & Information, 51(05), 568–87.