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dc.contributor.authorJaber Shurrab
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-06T13:08:53Z
dc.date.available2020-09-06T13:08:53Z
dc.date.issued2019-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://dspace.adu.ac.ae/handle/1/1776
dc.descriptionThe construction industry is unique, being different to the other industries in three aspects: one-of-a-kind products; temporary organizations; and site-production (Korb, 2016). The special nature of construction projects (characteristics, topography, projects’ land variations, and limited available data) make it an extremely challenging task to measure the production effectiveness in a construction context (Rowe, et al., 2016). However, researchers have concluded that productivity and growth in construction has been declining for many years (Rowe, et al., 2016). Construction efficiency and productivity describes the construction company’s capability to deliver projects in the most cost-effective way possible, while maintaining quality. Efficiency is accomplished by assuring that all used resources minimizes waste, including surplus materials, overproduction and defects, and reducing or eliminating employees idle times (The Modular Building Institute, 2010;Construction World, 2019). Loosemore (2014) stated that effectiveness in the construction industry directly relates to the quality of the relationships between the prime and lower tier contractors, as well as to their early involvement in the design process. The literature reveals that 25–50% of project costs are wasted (Tulacz, 2007).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe current study examines the relationship between lean and green (combined as Le-Green) techniques and sustainable business performance in the construction industry. The study also tests the mediating effects of top-management commitment in the adoption and application of Le-Green techniques. A quantitative methodology was applied to examine the relationship between the variables, utilizing a cross-sectional random sampling method. Results showed that Le-Green techniques had a statistically significant relationship with sustainable business performance. Furthermore, results showed statistically significant relationship between top-management commitment and the adoption and application of Le-Green techniques. The findings have important theoretical and practical implications as the construction industry is accused of being the major source of air, water, and earth pollution, as well as the greatest miss-user of energy and water resources. Pressure also arises from the need to meet regulatory requirements and to reduce costs and increase profits in a highly competitive market. One implication of this research is that it provides evidence of the relation between Le-Green construction techniques and reducing costs and increasing profits within the construction industry. It this encourages organizations to adopt Le-Green construction principles and encourage the top-level management of the construction industry to formulate strategies for the successful adoption of the Le-Green philosophy. The primary theoretical objective of this research is to contribute to the body of knowledge regarding both lean and green construction. The results of the study define the limits, relationship, and links between lean and green construction techniques, and an integrated model of lean, green, and sustainable business performance is proposed.  en_US
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dc.publisherAbu Dhabi University College of Businessen_US
dc.subjectGreen construction, Lean manufacturing, Sustainability, Sustainable performance, United Arab Emirates, Waste.en_US
dc.titleAssessment of Lean-Green Practices on Sustainable Performance in the Construction Industry of the United Arab Emiratesen_US
dc.title.alternativeDissertationen_US
dc.title.alternativeDissertationen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US


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