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A conceptual framework for ethical decision making in project procurement

Abu Hassim, Aliza, Kajewski, Stephen L., & Trigunarsyah, Bambang (2011) A conceptual framework for ethical decision making in project procurement. In Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction - Proceedings of the Sixth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-6), Research Publishing Services, ETH Zürich, Zurich, pp. 85-90.

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Abstract

There is a lack of research which identifies the role of the public-sector client in relation to ethical practice in plan procurement. This paper discusses a conceptual framework for ethical decision making in project procurement, focusing on public sector clients within the Malaysian construction industry. A framework is proposed to ensure that effective ethical decision making strategies are deployed to ensure that plan procurement is carried out with a transparent process so that the public sector clients are able to adopt. The conceptual framework adopts various factors that contribute to ethical decision making at the early stage of procurement and consists of the procurement system, individual factors, project characteristics, and organizational culture as the internal factors and professional code of conduct and government policies as the external factors. This framework rationalizes the relationships between systems, psychology and organizational theory to form an innovative understanding of making ethical decisions in plan procurement. It is expected that this proposed framework will be useful as a foundation for identifying the factors that contribute to ethical decision making focusing on the planning stage of procurement process.

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ID Code: 39854
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: procurement, plan procurement, ethical issues, governance, decision making
ISBN: 978-981-08-7820-4
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2011 10:17
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2013 15:38

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