Barriers to MNEs green business models in the UK construction sector: An ISM analysis

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620596
Title:
Barriers to MNEs green business models in the UK construction sector: An ISM analysis
Authors:
Abuzeinab, Amal; Arif, Mohammed ( 0000-0002-3769-3838 ) ; Qadri, Mohammad Asim
Abstract:
The environmental and economic benefits of green business models (GBMs) are considerable if current barriers can be identified and ways of overcoming them developed. In this study, barriers to GBMs are identified by conducting a qualitative study. Nineteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with selected UK construction sector experts from academia and industry and the results were obtained by applying thematic analysis. Five major categories of barriers emerged: government constraints; financial constraints; sector constraints; company constraints; and lack of demand. To understand the collective impact of these barriers, the interpretive structural modelling (ISM) method was used. The ISM-based model showed that government constraints are driving the rest of the barriers followed by financial and construction sector constraints equally then the by company constraints. Surprisingly, lack of demand appeared to have the least significance in hindering GBM transformation compared to the rest of the barriers. The results present a clear picture of the green construction market relevant to multinational enterprises (MNEs) intending to enter the UK. MNEs are therefore influenced by the government on strategic planning and capability building for GBMs. Effective engagement with the government will generate institutional advantages resulting in legitimacy and trust for MNEs in the UK markets.
Citation:
Barriers to MNEs green business models in the UK construction sector: An ISM analysis 2017, 160:27 Journal of Cleaner Production
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Cleaner Production
Issue Date:
Sep-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620596
DOI:
10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.003
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959652617300033
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0959-6526
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FSE

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dc.contributor.authorAbuzeinab, Amalen
dc.contributor.authorArif, Mohammeden
dc.contributor.authorQadri, Mohammad Asimen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-16T11:04:53Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-16T11:04:53Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-
dc.identifier.citationBarriers to MNEs green business models in the UK construction sector: An ISM analysis 2017, 160:27 Journal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.003-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620596-
dc.description.abstractThe environmental and economic benefits of green business models (GBMs) are considerable if current barriers can be identified and ways of overcoming them developed. In this study, barriers to GBMs are identified by conducting a qualitative study. Nineteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with selected UK construction sector experts from academia and industry and the results were obtained by applying thematic analysis. Five major categories of barriers emerged: government constraints; financial constraints; sector constraints; company constraints; and lack of demand. To understand the collective impact of these barriers, the interpretive structural modelling (ISM) method was used. The ISM-based model showed that government constraints are driving the rest of the barriers followed by financial and construction sector constraints equally then the by company constraints. Surprisingly, lack of demand appeared to have the least significance in hindering GBM transformation compared to the rest of the barriers. The results present a clear picture of the green construction market relevant to multinational enterprises (MNEs) intending to enter the UK. MNEs are therefore influenced by the government on strategic planning and capability building for GBMs. Effective engagement with the government will generate institutional advantages resulting in legitimacy and trust for MNEs in the UK markets.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0959652617300033en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectClimate changeen
dc.subjectConstructionen
dc.subjectGBMsen
dc.subjectISMen
dc.subjectMNEsen
dc.titleBarriers to MNEs green business models in the UK construction sector: An ISM analysisen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Cleaner Productionen
dc.date.accepted2017-01-
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