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Sustainable Construction as a Competitive Advantage

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School of Economics and Management, GuangXi Normal University, Guilin 541000, China
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Faculty of Management, Czestochowa University of Technology, Armii Krajowej 19B, 42-201 Czestochowa, Poland
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Department of Accounting, Analysis and Audit, Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, 125993 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Economics and Management on Enterprise, Pushkin Leningrad State University, 196605 Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(15), 5946; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155946
Received: 7 June 2020 / Revised: 13 July 2020 / Accepted: 18 July 2020 / Published: 23 July 2020
Nowadays, sustainable construction (SC) is considered as a measure to support a healthy economy. The SC concept ensures quality of life and helps minimize the negative impact on the environment, human health, and biodiversity. SC fits into the modern sustainable development (SD) concept due to the ability to improve the environment, energy efficiency, and care for future generations. Despite numerous studies dedicated to the SC concept and implementation, practical matters related to SC including the importance of macroeconomic environmental sustainability are still insufficiently explored. The objective of this research is to study the practical issues of SC in the example of developing countries. Moreover, this work is aimed at determining the importance of the sustainable macroeconomic environment in ensuring SC. With the help of correlation and regression analysis effected for the purposes of the study, the direct connection and strong correlation between the GDP growth in the country and the number of large sustainable infrastructure facilities constructed and put into operation in the Russian Federation and China (correlation coefficient comprised 0.9987) were revealed. Within the current study, the experience of developing countries in SC is also discussed. It has been outlined that for emerging countries, the development of the construction industry environment within the framework of SC is possible in a sustainable business environment. The competitive advantages for SC are considered in social, economic, and environmental systems. Moreover, the models of formation and ensuring competitive advantages of the SC enterprise are presented. This paper reveals that the stability of the macroeconomic environment is a key factor in construction industry growth within the SC for developing countries. View Full-Text
Keywords: competitive advantages; economic aspect; environmental aspect; green building; social aspect; sustainable construction competitive advantages; economic aspect; environmental aspect; green building; social aspect; sustainable construction
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Liu, Z.-J.; Pypłacz, P.; Ermakova, M.; Konev, P. Sustainable Construction as a Competitive Advantage. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5946. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155946

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Liu Z-J, Pypłacz P, Ermakova M, Konev P. Sustainable Construction as a Competitive Advantage. Sustainability. 2020; 12(15):5946. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155946

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Liu, Zhi-Jiang, Paula Pypłacz, Marina Ermakova, and Pavel Konev. 2020. "Sustainable Construction as a Competitive Advantage" Sustainability 12, no. 15: 5946. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12155946

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