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Title: Sustainable corporate governance : the impact factors for top consulting engineering companies in Taiwan
Authors: Chen, JH
Chou, TS
Wang, JP
Wei, HH 
Yang, TH
Issue Date: Jul-2021
Source: Sustainability, July 2021, v. 13, no. 14, 7604
Abstract: The objective of this research was to explore the impact factors of sustainable corporate governance for top consulting engineering companies in Taiwan, to facilitate managers in meeting stakeholders’ needs and adapting to the challenges of the global markets. Nine hypotheses derived from a literature review were proposed and used to develop a survey. Based on the concept of structural equation modeling (SEM) and these hypotheses, a questionnaire containing six aspects and comprising 46 stems was developed using the Likert 5-scale format. The survey took around four months to administer with 324 effective returns, with only five hypotheses confirmed. This was followed by factor analysis to determine the weight sequence for the 28 impact factors and four aspects. The contributions of the findings are as follows: (1) the weighted factors provide practitioners with guidelines for the proper order for the implementation of measures to improve corporate governance, and (2) they answer questions about the degree of influence and the relationship among all aspects and factors for sustainable corporate governance.
Keywords: Construction management
Engineering consulting companies
Factor analysis
Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)
Sustainable corporate governance
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Journal: Sustainability 
EISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su13147604
Rights: © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/).
The following publication Chen, J.-H.; Chou, T.-S.; Wang, J.-P.; Wei, H.-H.; Yang, T.-H. Sustainable Corporate Governance: The Impact Factors for Top Consulting Engineering Companies in Taiwan. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7604 is available at
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