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The Scientific World JournalVolume 2013 2013, Article ID 624340, 14 pages

Research Article

Graduate Institute of Cultural and Creative Design, Tung Fang Design Institute, No. 110 Dongfang Road, Hunei District, Kaohsiung City 82941, Taiwan

Department of International Business Administration, Chinese Culture University, No. 231, Sec 2, Jian guo S. Road, Da-an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan

Received 11 August 2013; Accepted 10 September 2013

Academic Editors: E. Lui and R. Su

Copyright © 2013 Sung-Lin Hsueh and Min-Ren Yan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The trends of the green supply chain are attributed to pressures from the environment and from customers. Green innovation is a practice for creating competitive advantage in sustainable development. To keep up with the changing business environment, the construction industry needs an appropriate assessment tool to examine the intrinsic and extrinsic effects regarding corporate competitive advantage. From the viewpoint of energy and environmental protection, this study combines four scientific methodologies to develop an assessment model for the green innovation of contractors. System dynamics can be used to estimate the future trends for the overall industrial structure and is useful in predicting competitive advantage in the industry. The analytic hierarchy process AHP and utility theory focus on the customer’s attitude toward risk and are useful for comprehending changes in objective requirements in the environment. Fuzzy logic can simplify complicated intrinsic and extrinsic factors and express them with a number or ratio that is easy to understand. The proposed assessment model can be used as a reference to guide the government in examining the public constructions that qualified green contractors participate in. Additionally, the assessment model serves an indicator of relative competitiveness that can help the general contractor and subcontractor to evaluate themselves and further green innovations.

Author: Sung-Lin Hsueh and Min-Ren Yan

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/


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