Capturing organisational innovation in construction project procurement

Kutyla, Elizabeth & Hampson, Keith D. (1997) Capturing organisational innovation in construction project procurement. In Proceedings of International Conference on Construction Process Reengineering, Gold Coast, Qld.


Management of change in construction organisations to capture internal knowledge and maximise innovation is central to construction process re-engineering. Recent international trends toward privatisation and outsourcing of many government functions has seen wholesale changes to the role of government departments. In Brisbane, Australia, the Port of Brisbane Corporation has responsibilities for development and maintenance of all port and harbour facilities in the Brisbane region. The PBC is an acknowledged leader in encouraging internal technical development. Yet 20 years ago, this organisation operated as a small division within a large and bureaucratic Queensland Government public service department. This paper reviews construction project procurement strategies for the port’s civil and structural facilities since a separate organisational entity with responsibilities for Port of Brisbane was formed in 1976. The Port of Brisbane Corporation serves as an initial case study setting for a larger research project studying innovative practices in the context of the trend towards corporatising and privatising public sector organisations.

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ID Code: 41507
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: construction process re-engineering, Port of Brisbane Corporation, procurement strategies
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 02 May 2011 22:36
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2011 14:35

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