Managing the implementation of component innovation within construction projects

Craig Thomson, A. K. Munns

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    Abstract

    Over the past decade the construction sector has increasingly recognized the potential damage that low innovation levels has had on the long-term future and sustainability of the industry. Traditionally a low priority; a lack of value or importance has been assigned culturally to innovation and despite recent improvements its levels still lag behind other sectors. The problem centres not in the obvious idea generation and problem solving capabilities demonstrated within construction, but instead in the persistent inability of organizations and projects to effectively manage the implementation of innovations. The research aims to address an emerging need to engage with the problem from the perspective of the construction project.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference
    PublisherARCOM
    ISBN (Print)978055239045
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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    Keywords

    • project management
    • sustainability
    • innovation

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    Thomson, C., & Munns, A. K. (2010). Managing the implementation of component innovation within construction projects. In Proceedings of the 26th Annual ARCOM Conference ARCOM.