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 OJCE  Vol.6 No.5 , December 2016
Leading for Sustainability in the Brazilian Construction Industry
Abstract:
This article analyzes the major stakeholders in the Brazilian construction industry from the viewpoint of the companies in this sector, as well as how these organizations relate to their stakeholders with regard to the topic of sustainability in the construction. The study was based on the principle that the relationship with stakeholders is one of the foundations for the inception and continuity of activities toward sustainability. The findings of which show that the construction companies start the sustainability implementation process without the involvement of external stakeholders. This survey points out the difficulty faced by Brazilian construction companies in relating to their stakeholders. There is the perception that the customers and other actors do not value sustainability-oriented activities, but, at the same time, the relationship of the companies with these stakeholders is limited to disclosure of information. This characteristic of the industry reveals a need for sustainability projects that take into consideration, since their formulation, the stakeholders’ perceptions. The importance of this article lies in the recognition that, although the topic of sustainability is discussed at all levels, studies that examine how specific construction industries have been dealing with it are still rare.
Cite this paper: de Araujo, A. , Rohan, U. , Branco, R. , Chinelli, C. and Soares, C. (2016) Leading for Sustainability in the Brazilian Construction Industry. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 6, 737-748. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2016.65059.
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