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Evaluation of sustainable practices within project management methods

Evaluation of sustainable practices within project management methods

Shah, Satya, Naghi Ganji, Elmira and Coutroubis, Alexander (2017) Evaluation of sustainable practices within project management methods. In: MATEC Web of Conferences: The 21st International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2017) (CSCC 2017). EDP Sciences, pp. 1-7. ISSN 2261-236X (Online) (doi:10.1051/matecconf/201712502002)

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Abstract

The purpose of this research study is to investigate some of the sustainable practices within projects with a focus on social projects. The different research methodologies applied through this research consisted both primary and secondary research, including literature review and through case study. The stakeholder’s behavioural needs towards acting and implementing sustainable practices led to the adoption of sustainable practices within projects which are managed across profit and non-profit organisations. Nevertheless, lack of sustainable behaviour was outlined, and henceforth the integration of sustainable development within social projects is crucially important as such projects were identified as the drivers toward educating the society in order to help to produce generations of people who would be more sustainably aware. Currently, sustainable development is very often taken into account when it comes to managing projects. Nevertheless, if the adoption of sustainable practices is well established in some sectors such as construction, literature tends to demonstrate a lack of information regarding other sectors, especially within social projects. This research aims to investigate the adoption of sustainable practices within social projects and therefore to satisfy a literature gap.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: MATEC Web of Conferences: The 21st International Conference on Circuits, Systems, Communications and Computers (CSCC 2017) (CSCC 2017)
Additional Information: © The Authors, published by EDP Sciences. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. License 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainability; Project management; Social projects; Sustainable practices; Hybrid organisations
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Department of Applied Engineering & Management
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Last Modified: 01 Feb 2018 12:59
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/16645

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