Creating social value within the delivery of construction projects: the role of lean approach

Daniel, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-5675-1845 and Pasquire, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-6344-2031, 2019. Creating social value within the delivery of construction projects: the role of lean approach. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 26 (6), pp. 1105-1128. ISSN 0969-9988

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to present the current knowledge surrounding social value and show how lean approach supports social value realisation in the delivery of construction projects.

Design/methodology/approach: A critical literature review was adopted, to gather the current knowledge surrounding social value from mainstream management sciences, construction management and lean literature. A total of 70 studies were critically reviewed.

Findings: The study establishes that the current level of awareness on social value is still low and there is a dearth of scholarly publications on social value especially in construction management literature. The investigation reveals the potentials of lean approach in supporting the delivery of social value on construction projects.

Social implication: This study conceptualises the community and the physical environment around where the construction project is executed as customers using lean production approach. It shows that the Transformation, Flow & Value view supports smooth workflow which enhances the achievement of social value objectives. This creates a new insight into how social value can be realised in construction project delivery.

Originality and Value: This study extends the on-going debate around the need for social value in construction project delivery and contributes to construction management and lean construction literature on social value. Future studies could build on this to obtain empirical data and develop an approach/method that would support the evidencing of social value delivery on construction projects.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management
Creators: Daniel, E. and Pasquire, C.
Publisher: Emerald
Date: 2019
Volume: 26
Number: 6
ISSN: 0969-9988
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Jul 2018 11:39
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 13:05

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