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Construction management students' perceptions of ethics in tendering

Zarkada-Fraser, Anna, Skitmore, Martin, & Runeson, Goran (1998) Construction management students' perceptions of ethics in tendering. In Yang, J. & Chang, W. (Eds.) International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation (CIB-W89) Building Education and Research (BEAR98) conference, 8-10 July 1998, Brisbane, Australia.

Abstract

This paper presents the results of an empirical investigation into the attitudes of final year construction management students to moral issues in tendering. A survey elicited the students’ attitudes towards participating in various forms of collusive tendering and cartel arrangements. Their responses are summarised and presented alongside the decision making factors that influence their choices. The results indicate a tendency towards, or, at best, a high tolerance of morally deviant behaviour. The paper concludes that the students’ understanding of, and respect for, the law, the professional codes of practice and their aims appear to be insufficient.

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ID Code: 4479
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Professional development, Ethics, Tendering, Collusion
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1998 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:41

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