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Innovation in the Construction Sector

Roos, Olof and Mannesson, Christian (2011)
Department of Business Administration
Abstract
This thesis has aimed to describe how the context affect innovation in the Swedish construction industry. The construction industry is considered to be a complex industry, which make it distinctively different that a market of mass-produced goods. The factors used as framework to study the industry is; User-driven, risk, uncertainty, standards and regulations, unique projects, cost, complex processes and coordination. The factors were derived from theories regarding CoPS (complex products and systems), Network and Regulations and Standards. The initial idea about the unique features of the industry was strongly supported by empirical findings and the thesis resulted in a framework of contextual factors that can be used to analyse the... (More)
This thesis has aimed to describe how the context affect innovation in the Swedish construction industry. The construction industry is considered to be a complex industry, which make it distinctively different that a market of mass-produced goods. The factors used as framework to study the industry is; User-driven, risk, uncertainty, standards and regulations, unique projects, cost, complex processes and coordination. The factors were derived from theories regarding CoPS (complex products and systems), Network and Regulations and Standards. The initial idea about the unique features of the industry was strongly supported by empirical findings and the thesis resulted in a framework of contextual factors that can be used to analyse the industry and get a comprehensive understanding of how innovation in the construction industry works.
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The study was conducted with an abductive approach utilizing the opportunity to have an iterative process between theory and empirical findings. This methodological approach to the purpose was chosen as a case study with participants from mainly the construction industry. To gain a better overview and deeper understanding an architect, real estate firm, and a security firm was incorporated. (Less)
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author
Roos, Olof and Mannesson, Christian
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Construction sector, Innovation, Contextual factors, Green Building, Network Theory, CoPS, Management of enterprises, Företagsledning, management
language
Swedish
id
1784897
date added to LUP
2011-01-14
date last changed
2012-04-02 18:32:58
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  abstract     = {This thesis has aimed to describe how the context affect innovation in the Swedish construction industry. The construction industry is considered to be a complex industry, which make it distinctively different that a market of mass-produced goods. The factors used as framework to study the industry is; User-driven, risk, uncertainty, standards and regulations, unique projects, cost, complex processes and coordination. The factors were derived from theories regarding CoPS (complex products and systems), Network and Regulations and Standards. The initial idea about the unique features of the industry was strongly supported by empirical findings and the thesis resulted in a framework of contextual factors that can be used to analyse the industry and get a comprehensive understanding of how innovation in the construction industry works.
.
The study was conducted with an abductive approach utilizing the opportunity to have an iterative process between theory and empirical findings. This methodological approach to the purpose was chosen as a case study with participants from mainly the construction industry. To gain a better overview and deeper understanding an architect, real estate firm, and a security firm was incorporated.},
  author       = {Roos, Olof and Mannesson, Christian},
  keyword      = {Construction sector,Innovation,Contextual factors,Green Building,Network Theory,CoPS,Management of enterprises,Företagsledning, management},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Innovation in the Construction Sector},
  year         = {2011},
}