Explaining the effects of innovation and learning on dimensions of project sustainability in the Iranian Construction Industry

Document Type : Research Paper


Faculty of Arts, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran


A great volume of financial resources, human resources, and production materials of countries are utilized in construction projects in developing countries. Construction processes have become a threat to the survival of future generations and business quality of active organizations in this field due to their detrimental effects on the environment, economy, and human societies such as excessive consumption of natural resources, increasing pollution, loss of human dignity, and lack of sufficient motivation among project staff. Sustainability has been considered a challenging option to overcome today's threats with the ultimate goal of balancing the economic, social, and environmental conditions of projects without compromising the necessary resources for future generations. Furthermore, many studies have proven the effects of innovation and learning components on improving sustainability in different countries. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of innovation and learning components on dimensions of sustainability in Iranian construction industry projects. A questionnaire was designed based on the conceptual model of the research and 85 valid samples were collected. Data analysis was performed using SPSS22 and Smart PLS3. According to the results, learning and innovation had positive and significant effects on the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of projects.


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Volume 14, Issue 1
January 2023
Pages 2327-2340
  • Receive Date: 19 November 2021
  • Revise Date: 12 February 2022
  • Accept Date: 01 March 2022