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dc.contributor.authorAbuzeinab, Amalen
dc.contributor.authorArif, Mohammeden
dc.contributor.authorQadri, Asimen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-06T11:01:27Z
dc.date.available2017-01-06T11:01:27Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-11
dc.identifier.citationAbuzeinab, A., Arif, M., and Qadri, A. (2017) Barriers to MNEs green business models in the UK construction sector: An ISM analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 160, pp. 27-37en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/13147
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
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.subjectbarriersen
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.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.003
dc.researchgroupArchitecture Research Groupen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.explorer.multimediaNoen
dc.funderEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)en
dc.projectidPhD thesisen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NC-NDen
dc.date.acceptance2017-01-02en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute of Architectureen


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