Organizational leadership and employee well-being in the construction industry:a bibliometric and scientometric review


Purpose: The construction industry (CI) has been identified as one of the most challenging sectors for stakeholders to achieve organizational success. Although previous studies had examined both organizational leadership (OL) and employee well-being (EWB) in the CI, a bibliometric and systematic analysis of published articles is hitherto lacking. Therefore, this paper aims to conduct a bibliometric and scientometric review of published articles related to OL and EWB in the CI between 2008 and 2022. Design/methodology/approach: A three-step method consisting of a bibliometric analysis, a scientometric analysis and an in-depth discussion were used. A total of 1,114 articles met the inclusion criteria. All articles were retrieved from the Scopus database. Findings: The results present an in-depth discussion of the research publication trends, keywords co-occurrence analysis, document analysis and countries/regions analysis. This review paper identified three main research gaps in OL and EWB in the CI, namely, project management, technology innovation and people orientation. It also proposes “OL-EWB in the CI”' mechanisms and a theoretical framework to guide future research directions. Originality/value: This review paper theoretically fills the gap in the lack of research summarizing OL and EWB in the CI and provides research gaps and trends for achieving a win-win situation for both companies and employees.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Civil Engineering
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing
Funding Information: The authors are grateful to the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK, for supporting this research. The authors are also grateful to the editor and reviewers for their comments in improving the quality of
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Bibliometric,Construction industry,Employee well-being,Organizational leadership,Scientometric,Engineering(all)
Publication ISSN: 1758-8901
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2024 08:25
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 11:31
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Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
https://www.eme ... -0174/full/html (Publisher URL)
PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2023-09-13
Published Online Date: 2023-09-13
Accepted Date: 2023-08-21
Authors: Shi, Jiaqi
Antwi-Afari, Maxwell Fordjour (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-6812-7839)


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