The concept of value, besides holding a relevant position in several areas of knowledge, has occupied, through Lean and TFV theory, an equally important role on construction. However, there can be observed a lack of systematic and sufficiently comprehensive studies regarding the value in academic production on Lean Construction. This study aims at developing a solid and coherent theoretical background for the concept through a wide literature review, not only in the field of Lean Construction, but from a systemic approach in several areas of knowledge. The results achieved point to new guidelines that can help to overcome discussions about the term. This paper also outlines the possible consequences of the current way of thinking about value in the field of sustainability and ethical responsibility.
Value, Lean Thinking