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The Perception of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Regulation and Innovation Efficiency in the Construction Industry: Evidence from South Korea

by 1,†, 2,† and 2,*
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College of Social Science, Hansung University, Seoul 02876, Korea
2
College of Business Administration, Incheon National University, Incheon 22012, Korea
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These two authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(5), 2334; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052334
Received: 31 January 2021 / Revised: 12 February 2021 / Accepted: 20 February 2021 / Published: 27 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quantitative Analysis Using Public Healthcare Data)
Due to safety issues in the construction industry, interest in research on occupational safety and health (OSH) regulations remains high. Previous studies indicated that OSH regulations not only affect performance in and of themselves, but also indirectly by increasing awareness of such regulations. Studies also demonstrated that OSH regulation can affect innovation and corporate safety. However, the effect of OSH regulation on innovation remains unclear, as the relationship between the perception of OSH regulation and innovation is not fully understood. This study measures the innovation efficiency of companies in the Korean construction industry using data envelopment analysis (DEA), and investigates the relationship between innovation efficiency and companies’ perceptions of OSH regulations. Results indicate that companies that positively recognize OSH regulations tend to be more innovative than those that do not. This study also validates differences in innovation efficiency depending on the perception of OSH regulations by bootstrap DEA. The results of this study suggest appropriate strategies to promote innovation in the construction industry from the perspectives of both government and practitioners in firms. View Full-Text
Keywords: occupational safety and health regulation; OSH; perception of regulations; innovation efficiency; construction industry occupational safety and health regulation; OSH; perception of regulations; innovation efficiency; construction industry
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Shin, J.; Kim, Y.; Kim, C. The Perception of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Regulation and Innovation Efficiency in the Construction Industry: Evidence from South Korea. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2334. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052334

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Shin J, Kim Y, Kim C. The Perception of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Regulation and Innovation Efficiency in the Construction Industry: Evidence from South Korea. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(5):2334. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052334

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Shin, Jaeho, Yeongjun Kim, and Changhee Kim. 2021. "The Perception of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Regulation and Innovation Efficiency in the Construction Industry: Evidence from South Korea" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 5: 2334. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052334

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