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Title: Ethics training on multi-cultural construction projects
Authors: Kang, Byung-Gyoo
Price, Andrew D.F.
Thorpe, Tony
Edum-Fotwe, Francis Tekyi
Keywords: Ethics
Training
Culture
Construction
Project
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: © Chartered Institute of Building
Citation: KANG, B-G. ...et al.,2006. Ethics training on multi-cultural construction projects. Construction Information Quarterly, 8 (2), pp. 85 - 91 [CIQ Paper 201].
Abstract: Culture can influence the effectiveness of ethics management. Some behaviours, which are acceptable in one culture, might not be acceptable in other cultures. These kinds of situations can easily occur in multi-cultural construction projects, resulting in unexpected conflicts. A proper ethics training programme can provide a solution to these conflicts, leading to improved moral development and ethical decision making of project participants and mutual respect which will produce harmonized environments. The paper focuses on ethics training for multi-cultural construction projects and reports on the development of a training programme. Not only ethical aspects but also cultural aspects have been considered in the programme. Hofstede’s cultural dimensions on designated construction industries are analysed in terms of ethical implication. The relationships between cultural dimensions and ethical implications have been conceptualized together with their applications to construction. An example of an ethics training programme on a multi-cultural construction project has been presented to demonstrate the practicality of the suggested approach.
Description: Closed access.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14937
ISSN: 1469-4891
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Civil and Building Engineering)

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