Stakeholder-associated risk networks in green buildings: China Versus Australia

Rebecca Yang, Patrick ZOU, Jiayuan Wang

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    The aim of this research is to model stakeholder-associated risk networks and gain understanding of the differences and similarities of green building risks in China and Australia, given the different political, social-cultural and legal systems. This paper builds on the authors' previously published research (Yang and Zou 2014). Case studies of green star accredited recently constructed major office buildings were undertaken in both countries. Data were collected through desktop studies, focused workshops and face-to-face interviews with key project participants, and analysed by using Social Network Analysis (SNA) methods which aims to analyse the characteristics and interdependencies of risks-stakeholders relationships. The research finds that while reputation risks are important for project players in both countries, the ethical risk 'assessment experience and fairness' has been highlighted as crucial in the Chinese green practice due to potential corruption issues. In the Chinese case, relatively higher attention was paid on the quality / technical issues and the government plays more important role to develop rigorous policy systems, as well as improve societies' knowledge and awareness levels on green technology and energy saving. From stakeholder management perspective, communications between internal stakeholders can contribute to a smooth green building design and construction in both countries. The main contribution of this research is the development and application of an integrated method of SNA and stakeholder management in project risk assessment in green buildings in differing political, technical, social and cultural settings. The outcomes of this research have an implication in theoretical development and practical application for both green building risk management and international construction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014
    EditorsA. Raiden, E. Aboagye-Nimo
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherAssociation of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
    Pages93-102
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Electronic)9780955239083
    ISBN (Print)9780955239083
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014 - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Duration: 1 Sep 20143 Sep 2014

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    Conference30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityPortsmouth
    Period1/09/143/09/14

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    Yang, R., ZOU, P., & Wang, J. (2014). Stakeholder-associated risk networks in green buildings: China Versus Australia. In A. Raiden, & E. Aboagye-Nimo (Eds.), Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014 (pp. 93-102). (Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014). UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM).
    Yang, Rebecca ; ZOU, Patrick ; Wang, Jiayuan. / Stakeholder-associated risk networks in green buildings: China Versus Australia. Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014. editor / A. Raiden ; E. Aboagye-Nimo. UK : Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 2014. pp. 93-102 (Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014).
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    Yang, R, ZOU, P & Wang, J 2014, Stakeholder-associated risk networks in green buildings: China Versus Australia. in A Raiden & E Aboagye-Nimo (eds), Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014. Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), UK, pp. 93-102, 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 1/09/14.

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    Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014. ed. / A. Raiden; E. Aboagye-Nimo. UK : Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 2014. p. 93-102 (Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014).

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    Yang R, ZOU P, Wang J. Stakeholder-associated risk networks in green buildings: China Versus Australia. In Raiden A, Aboagye-Nimo E, editors, Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014. UK: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM). 2014. p. 93-102. (Proceedings 30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014).