Ge Wang

Ge Wang
Huazhong Agricultural University | HZAU · College of Public Administration

Doctor of Philosophy
He is on the editorial board for Journal of Green Building and Frontiers in Built Environment.

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Infrastructure Project Management and Sustainable Delivery
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March 2018 - present
Huazhong Agricultural University
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  • Lecturer
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  • Ph.D

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Publications (38)
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Since the financial crisis in 2008, the international construction market has shown a relatively weak state of development. Along with China's "Belt and Road Initiative," an increasing number of Chinese construction firms have swarmed to explore the global market and expect to improve their financial performance via internationalization. However, f...
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Construction activities are notorious for their negative environmental impacts. To obtain environmental legitimacy, some construction contractors tend to adopt greenwashing behaviors (GWBs). As yet, the formation mechanism of contractor GWBs is unclear, which results in tremendous pressures on government regulations. GWBs are viewed as contractors’...
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Behavioral integration (BI), or the extent to which top management team (TMT) members engage in collective interactions, is a critical element for achieving business success in corporate management that has rarely been examined in megaproject studies. The organizational complexities of megaprojects contribute to biases in TMT's behavior. This study...
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The delivery of green buildings, as a good approach for reducing energy consumption, has yielded lots of innovative outcomes. The need to spark effective innovations has become crucial. Yet, there has been no systematic examination of the green buildings field. This study provides a novel network-based and longitudinal perspective for examining the...
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Faced with increasing governance tensions to cope with conflicts and risks associated with megaprojects, relationship management is seen as an essential aspect for improving relationship quality and achieving project success. Drawing upon transaction cost theory, this study investigated the effects of two types of ties (relational ties and structur...
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With rapid economic development and tremendous population growth, emerging economies are facing huge pressure to conserve energy and reduce emissions. Although governmental authorities have formulated numerous relevant policies, a considerable number of farmers have yet to actively take energy-saving measures. Consequently, it is imperative to inve...
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In the process of urbanization, a brisk building boom triggers a series of environmental problems. Construction contractors usually present environmentally fraudulent behaviors, i.e., greenwashing behaviors (GWBs), to legitimize their activities, ultimately hindering the sustainable development of the society. However, the formation mechanism of th...
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Greenwashing behaviors (GWBs) are positive environmental communications in combination with poor environmental performance. Using fraud triangle theory, this study investigated the effects of three types of factors (pressures, opportunities, and rationalizations) that shape contractor GWBs. Primary data from 586 respondents were analyzed using stru...
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Purpose Organizational citizenship behaviors for the environment (OCBEs) represent a crucial element of environmental sustainability for a wide range of organizations. However, the leadership mechanisms underlying OCBEs are as yet unexplored, particularly regarding the delivering megaprojects. The paper aims to investigate how transformational lead...
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The protection of cultivated land plays an important role in ensuring food security, maintaining social stability, and promoting economic development. The protection of cultivated land involves a range of stakeholders (e.g., governments at different levels, farmers, and land-use organizations) and entails intertwined risk factors (e.g., to economic...
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This paper establishes an analysis framework to investigate the effect of the awareness of consequences and the ascription of responsibility on farmers’ organic fertilizer application behaviors (OFABs). Using questionnaire survey data from Hubei Province, one of the main grain-producing areas in China, this study employed both mediating effects and...
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Based on social embeddedness theory, this paper aims to explore the influence mechanism of network embeddedness and environmental awareness on farmers’ participation in improving rural human settlements (IRHS). This research applies the Logit model and the Bootstrap method, using survey data from 495 farmers in Hubei Province, China. The results sh...
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Currently, rapid advances in agricultural science and technology are playing a significant role in increasing crop production levels, but this is also causing serious ecological problems, such as soil degradation and water pollution associated with the overuse of fertilizers, pesticides, and agricultural films. Rural land consolidation (RLC), an ef...
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Getting a better understanding of the policy effectiveness and efficiency is a promising topic for encouraging the green-building initiative in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. This study introduces a framework for assessing and improving the green-building policies concerning the effectiveness with “structural consistency”...
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Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a crucial issue for firms seeking to achieve sustainable development. To achieve transparent CSR, firms usually publish their environmental initiatives and accomplishments—otherwise known as an environmental information disclosure (EID). There is a growing interest in the incentives behind EID and th...
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How to improve the safety behaviors of construction workers has dogged the realm of construction project management. Previous studies mainly focused on the individual and/or organizational factors shaping safety behaviors, while there is a dearth of research focusing on the effect of individual-organizational nexus (i.e., the network embeddedness o...
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In construction projects, cost-related risks are challenges that need to be coped with. These cost-related risks interact with each other along with the project progress and involve different stakeholders, forming a stakeholder-cost risk network. Previous studies have discussed the stakeholder-cost risk network; however, few studies have considered...
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This study applies affective events theory (AET) and resource dependence theory to introduce the moderating variable social network structure hole; a theoretical model is applied to better understand construction project managers’ emotional intelligence (EI), the innovative behavior of employees, and job performance. A questionnaire survey was cond...
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Rural settlement consolidation (RSC) has a critical role in facilitating the transformation of human settlement and land use transition in the rural revitalization process. RSC involves a diversity of stakeholder groups with complex and intertwined concerns. It is therefore crucial to identify the key stakeholders and their main concerns to effecti...
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Purpose Following the call to explore what leadership theory could be applicable in temporary organizations, the purpose of this study was to develop an integrative model linking the effects of paternalistic leadership styles (i.e. authoritarian, benevolent and moral) on the behavioral integration (BI) of top management teams (TMTs) in megaproject...
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Megaprojects are booming worldwide, and are having a significant impact on social and economic developments (e.g., immigrant settlement, poverty eradication, and public health) as well as the natural environment (e.g., ecological processes and biodiversity). Sustainability is, therefore, an important concern in the realm of megaprojects. Previous s...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to analyze the relationship between the demographic characteristics of top management teams (TMTs) (i.e. age, gender, administrative level, senior management experience and educational background) and megaproject performance, with respect to schedule, cost, quality, safety and technological innovation. The resul...
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This paper extends the previous literature of mega construction projects (referred to as megaprojects) by empirically exploring the relationships between the internal social capital of the top management team (TMT) and the project performance by considering the mediating effect of the behavioral integration. Questionnaires were used to collect data...
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The development of poverty-stricken areas presents a critical challenge to achieving social sustainability. The emergence of pro-poor tourism provides a promising option for poverty alleviation and is attracting increasing attention. Previous studies have attempted to explore the effectiveness and patterns of pro-poor tourism. Currently, a quantita...
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Lean construction has been viewed as an effective management approach for reducing the occurrence of no-value or destructive activities, such as wasting resources and safety-related accidents. However, few studies have systematically addressed how and to what extent lean construction practices influence construction safety. To bridge this gap, a co...
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The rapid urbanization process in China has given rise to a number of sustainability issues, including land shortages, concentrated areas of poverty, inefficient land use, and environmental pollution. Urban redevelopment has been identified as an effective method for addressing these issues and establishing new modes of sustainable urban developmen...
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Health and safety issues are critical factors influencing the sustainable development of mega construction projects. The impact of social capitalism on health and safety activities has been widely discussed in sustainability domains; nevertheless, its influence towards workers’ safety behaviors in mega construction projects remains largely unknown....
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A brisk building boom ofmegaprojects leads to a wide range of environmental problems, particularly in developing countries such as China. To prevent environmental problems effectively, megaprojects require proactive environmental initiatives based on individual, voluntary, and discretionary behaviors, which are also known as organizational citizens...
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This paper extends previous literature of mega construction projects (MCPs) by empirically exploring the relationships between institutional pressures and MCPs’ environmental management practices (EMPs) with considering the mediating effect of project managers’ organizational citizenship behaviors for the environment (OCBEs; a form of voluntary pro...
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The importance of organizational citizenship behaviors for the environment (OCBEs) has been clearly established in the environmental literature. However, the OCBEs construct has rarely been examined in the specific and increasingly important realm of megaproject environmental responsibility (MER). To fill this gap, this paper presents an individual...
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In China, urban housing demolition increasingly challenges the maintenance of social sustainability. Social sustainability is a multi-dimensional concept that contains complex implications. Therefore, an assessment system that considers a range of key social indicators could substantially simplify this concept and improve decision-making pertaining...
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The successful adoption of Building Information Modeling (BIM) leads to the subsequent need for improving management practices and stakeholders' relationships. Previous studies have attempted to explore solutions for non-technical issues; however, a systematic and quantitative review of the details of non-technical field, namely, the managerial are...

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