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Brite innovation survey : executive summary

CRC Construction Innovation (2005) Brite innovation survey : executive summary. CRC for Construction Innovation, Brisbane.

Abstract

This report summarises the fi ndings of an innovation survey of the Australian construction industry undertaken by the BRITE Project of the CRC for Construction Innovation in 2004. The BRITE Innovation Survey can be viewed in full at www.brite.crcci.info.The objective of the BRITE project is to improve the incidence and quality of innovation in the Australian construction industry. Many stakeholders in the industry are sceptical about the potential for innovation and its likely benefi ts. Many also lack the linkages and capabilities required for successful innovation. The BRITE Project is redressing this situation through demonstration and benchmarking activities. The term ‘innovation’ is defi ned as a new or signifi cantly improved technology or advanced business practice. Innovation may be technological or organisational, and it may be new to the world, or just new to the industry or business concerned. The defi nition includes the adoption of existing advancements developed outside a particular business. The survey sample was drawn from 3,500 businesses in the road/bridge and commercial building sectors in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, covering main contractors, trade contractors, consultants, suppliers and clients. Onethird of this population was sampled and a response rate of almost 30% was achieved. The survey collected information about respondents’ perceptions of innovation determinants in the industry, comprising various aspects of business strategy and business environment.

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ID Code: 26933
Item Type: Report
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development , Project 2001-012-A : Innovation Potential, Directions and Implementation in the Building and Product System
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > CRC Construction Innovation
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Deposited On: 21 Aug 2009 15:59
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 23:58

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