The study of ethical perceptions of construction managers

Poon, Joanna 2004, The study of ethical perceptions of construction managers, in ARCOM 2004 : Proceedings of Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Edinburgh,Scotland, ARCOM, Edinburgh, Scotland, pp. 973-983.

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Title The study of ethical perceptions of construction managers
Author(s) Poon, Joanna
Conference name Association of Researchers in Construction Management. Conference (20th : 2004 : Edinburgh, Scotland)
Conference location Edinburgh, Scotland
Conference dates 1-3 Sept. 2004
Title of proceedings ARCOM 2004 : Proceedings of Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Edinburgh,Scotland
Editor(s) Khosrowshahi, Farzad
Publication date 2004
Conference series Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference
Start page 973
End page 983
Total pages 11
Publisher ARCOM
Place of publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Keyword(s) construction managers; ethical perceptions
Summary Ethics is important for business, individual career and image of industry. However, construction companies do not show high ethical standards. Studying ethical perception of manages is a popular topic at generic level, in particular professions and on construction-related professionals, but there is lack of research on studying ethical perceptions of construction managers. The aim of this research is to study the ethical perceptions of construction managers and how do demographic factors influence it. The method for conducting this study is through questionnaire survey among the UK construction managers. Three hundred and seven questionnaires were distributed and ninety-three completed questionnaires are completed and returned. The construction managers who appear to pay most concern on ethics are male, at middle age, at middle position in their organisations, having more than 21 years experience and are educated up to at least at degree level. The results show that the construction managers found ‘producing falsifying reports,’ ‘over-claiming expenses’ and ‘having low level of personal honesty’ as the most unethical perceptions. The findings also show that the ethical perceptions of construction managers are different from other construction-related professionals such as surveyors and engineers.
Language eng
Field of Research 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054310

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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