This paper reports the first step of the ‘BRC project. Building Responsible Competitiveness’, a research project funded by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, that specifically focuses on the European construction companies. The focus of this study is on the buyer-supplier relationship. Specifically, the aim of the paper is three-fold in that it seeks: (1) to identify CSR practices that address the buyer-supplier relationship and that are perceived to be relevant by managers of construction companies; (2) to explore the adoption of such practices by a panel of major players in the Italian construction industry; and (3) to investigate the link between the adoption of such CSR practices and the strengthening of the buyer-supplier relationship. In order to explore these issues in detail and given the lack of research on these topics in the construction sector, we adopt a multiple case study methodology. We examine the issues of interest through a dyadic study of governance relationships between six Italian general contractors (GC) and two suppliers for each GC involved in the study.

Exploring the link between corporate social responsibility and company performance. The case of European construction companies

BARBIERI, PAOLO;LONGO, MARIOLINA;MURA, MATTEO
2009

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This paper reports the first step of the ‘BRC project. Building Responsible Competitiveness’, a research project funded by the European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, that specifically focuses on the European construction companies. The focus of this study is on the buyer-supplier relationship. Specifically, the aim of the paper is three-fold in that it seeks: (1) to identify CSR practices that address the buyer-supplier relationship and that are perceived to be relevant by managers of construction companies; (2) to explore the adoption of such practices by a panel of major players in the Italian construction industry; and (3) to investigate the link between the adoption of such CSR practices and the strengthening of the buyer-supplier relationship. In order to explore these issues in detail and given the lack of research on these topics in the construction sector, we adopt a multiple case study methodology. We examine the issues of interest through a dyadic study of governance relationships between six Italian general contractors (GC) and two suppliers for each GC involved in the study.
Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Performance Measurement and Management Control
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Barbieri P.; Longo M.; Mura M.
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