Innovation in Road Building: Removing Obstacles for Diffusion of Novel Building Products
Rose, Timothy M. & Manley, Karen (2015) Innovation in Road Building: Removing Obstacles for Diffusion of Novel Building Products. In Orstavik, Finn, Dainty, Andrew, & Abbott, Carl (Eds.) Construction Innovation. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., West Sussex, United Kingdom, pp. 135-148.
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How can obstacles to innovation be overcome in road construction? Using a focus group methodology, and based on two prior rounds of empirical work, the analysis in this chapter generates a set of four key solutions to two main construction innovation obstacles: (1) restrictive tender assessment and (2) disagreement over who carries the risk of new product failure. The four key solutions uncovered were: 1) pre-project product certification; 2) past innovation performance assessment; 3) earlier involvement of product suppliers and road asset operators; and 4) performance-based specifications. Additional research is suggested in order to illicit deeper insights into possible solutions to construction innovation obstacles, and should emphasise furthering the theoretical interpretation of empirical phenomena.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Construction, Innovation, Building products, Road building, Australia|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 John Wiley & Sons Inc.|
|Deposited On:||19 Aug 2015 03:12|
|Last Modified:||24 May 2016 11:01|
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