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A Mixed Method Study On Social Sustainability Consideration By Public Sector Organizations During Infrastructure Procurement

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dc.contributor.author Diba, N.M.J.
dc.contributor.author Awuzie, B.O.
dc.contributor.author Aigbavboa, C.O.
dc.contributor.author Haupt, T.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-02T12:56:41Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-02T12:56:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2077
dc.description Published Article en_US
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE Although adequate consideration is being accorded to economic and environmental aspects of sustainable development (SD) during infrastructure procurement, the opposite seems to be the case with social sustainability aspects (SSA). This study elicits the perspectives of procurement officials working in public sector infrastructure client organizations (ICOs) as it concerns the factors influencing the incorporation of SSA during infrastructure procurement. RESEARCH METHOD A mixed method research design was adopted. Qualitative data was sourced from purposively selected interviewees whilst quantitative data were obtained from respondents within selected ICOs. Qualitative data were analysed thematically and, descriptive statistics was deployed in the analysis of the quantitative data. FINDINGS Results indicate a lack of awareness and a knowledge gap concerning social sustainability aspects. Furthermore, the results highlight the influence of the levels of understanding within the ICOs on the degree of incorporation of SSA aspects during infrastructure procurement. It is expected that these findings will contribute to the development of awareness and, subsequent incorporation of SSA by relevant stakeholders during infrastructure procurement in the Free State Province. VALUE FOR AUTHORS The findings reveal how procurement personnel of infrastructure client organizations view the concept of sustainability and factors, which influence the approach of various infrastructure client organizations in engaging with the incorporation of SSA during the procurement processes of the infrastructure projects. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Construction en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Construction;Vol12, Issue 1
dc.subject Procurement en_US
dc.subject Sustainable Infrastructure Development en_US
dc.subject Procurement Methods en_US
dc.subject Public Procurement en_US
dc.subject Social Sustainability Aspects en_US
dc.title A Mixed Method Study On Social Sustainability Consideration By Public Sector Organizations During Infrastructure Procurement en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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