Brokering innovation to better leverage R&D investment

Kraatz, Judy A. & Hampson, Keith D. (2013) Brokering innovation to better leverage R&D investment. Building Research and Information, 41(2), pp. 187-197.

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What is the contribution of innovation brokers in leveraging research and development (R&D) investment to enhance industry-wide capabilities? The case of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation (CRC CI) is considered in the context of motivating supply chain firms to improve their organizational capabilities in order to acquire, assimilate, transfer and exploit R&D outcomes to their advantage, and to create broader industry and national benefits. A previous audit and analysis has shown an increase in business R&D investment since 2001. The role of the CRC CI in contributing to growth in the absorptive capacity of the Australian construction industry as a whole is illustrated through two programmes: digital modelling building information modelling (BIM) and construction site safety. Numerous positive outcomes in productivity, quality, improved safety and competitiveness were achieved between 2001 and 2009.

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ID Code: 57215
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: construction industry, innovation, innovation brokers, R&D investment, Australia
DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2013.749771
ISSN: 1466-4321
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Current > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis Group
Copyright Statement: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Building Research and Information on 04 Feb 2013, available online at:
Deposited On: 14 Feb 2013 03:13
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2014 10:45

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