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Developing a validation for environmental sustainability


Bamgbade, Jibril Adewale and Ahmed Muhammed, Kamaruddeen and Mohd Nawi, Mohd Nasrun and Aziz, Zulkifli (2016) Developing a validation for environmental sustainability. In: 2016 International Conference on Applied Science and Technology (ICAST 2016), 11–13 April 2016, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

One of the agendas for addressing environmental protection in construction is to reduce impacts and make the construction activities more sustainable.This important consideration has generated several research interests within the construction industry, especially considering the construction damaging effects on the ecosystem, such as various forms of environmental pollution, resource depletion and biodiversity loss on a global scale. Using Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modeling technique, this study validates environmental sustainability (ES) construct in the context of large construction firms in Malaysia.A cross-sectional survey was carried out where data was collected from Malaysian large construction firms using a structured questionnaire.Results of this study revealed that business innovativeness and new technology are important in determining environmental sustainability (ES) of the Malaysian construction firms. It also established an adequate level of internal consistency reliability, convergent validity and discriminant validity for each of this study’s constructs. And based on this result, it could be suggested that the indicators for organisational innovativeness dimensions (business innovativeness and new technology) are useful to measure these constructs in order to study construction firms’ tendency to adopt environmental sustainability (ES) in their project execution.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-0-7354-1419-8
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: School of Technology Management & Logistics
Depositing User: Dr. Sr. Mohd Nasrun Mohd Nawi
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2016 01:23
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 01:23
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/19483

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