Empirical Examination of Factors Influencing the Adoption of Green Building Technologies: The Perspective of Construction Developers in Developing Economies
Faculty of Building and Industrial Construction, National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Business School, Hohai University, Nanjing 210000, China
Faculty of Engineering Economics, National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Faculty of Urban Management, Hanoi Architectural University, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Faculty of Bridge and Roads, National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Vinh University, Vinh 02383, Vietnam
Construction Project Management Unit, Ministry of Health, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
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Sustainability 2020, 12(19), 8067; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198067
Received: 27 July 2020 / Revised: 20 September 2020 / Accepted: 24 September 2020 / Published: 30 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Construction Management Practices for a Sustainable Built Environment Future)
This study seeks to better understand the determinants of green building technology (GBT) adoption intention of construction developers in developing countries. In order to address these objectives, this study integrates the Diffusion of Innovation theory, the theory of Resource-based View, and the Resource Dependence Theory to analyze and construct the theoretical model of developers’ intentions to adopt GBTs from three perspectives, namely, technological, organizational, and environmental. The model was tested using survey data collected from 142 experienced managers in Vietnam. Data analysis was performed by SEM using the partial least squares (PLS) approach. The findings show that perceived GBT advantages, perceived GBT disadvantages, top management leadership, government support, project partners’ green building readiness, and social demand of green buildings are the significant factors that affect GBT adoption intention by developers. However, organizational GBT resource and GBT market readiness have no significant effect on developers’ GBT adoption intention. Theoretical and practical implications and limitations of the research are discussed, and suggestions for future research are also proposed.