Severity of Ethical Issues in Virtual Teams on Construction Projects

Oladinrin, Timo Olugbenga, Ojo, Lekan Damilola, Adeniyi, Onaopepo and Adedeji, Funke Dorcas (2022) Severity of Ethical Issues in Virtual Teams on Construction Projects. International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics. ISSN 1477-9048 (In Press)

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The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has brought a new dynamic into team decision-making on construction projects in which face-to-face meetings largely metamorphosised into virtual. Online decision-making process and virtual environment have been challenged by some ethical issues, especially in developing countries. The severity of these ethical issues confronting virtual construction team decision-making process were purposely investigated via online survey among construction professionals in Lagos State, Nigeria. The data collected were analysed with various descriptive and inferential analyses namely mean score, normality test, Kruskal-Wallis H test, and modified relative severity value (mRSV). Based on the results of mRSV computed on the severity of the ethical issues inhibiting virtual team decision-making, the high ranked factors are technical uncertainties, unpredictable communication, lack of follow-through on ideas, and unequally distributed information, among others. Several recommendations such as collective appraisal of potential technical glitch before proposing a virtual collaboration, amongst others was suggested.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction, ethical issues, Nigeria, virtual decision-making, severity
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 14:06
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2023 03:30

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