Increasing the market penetration of manufactured green buildings: A research proposal

Manley, Karen, Rose, Timothy M., & Bildsten, Louise (2016) Increasing the market penetration of manufactured green buildings: A research proposal. In Saari, Arto & Huovinen, Pekka (Eds.) WBC16 Proceedings: Volume III - Building Up Business Operations and Their Logic Shaping Materials and Technologies, Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering, Tampere, Finland, pp. 177-188.

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This conceptual paper provides a desk-top study of secondary sources to outline a robust program of research to increase the market penetration of high quality green buildings produced in advanced manufacturing facilities. The environmental benefits of such buildings are investigated, a theoretical approach to understanding the drivers of best practice is outlined and a field work method is proposed to understand the dynamic capabilities that support leading manufacturers. An extended sociotechnical systems view of the firm is developed to guide a program of international case studies. This paper makes a theoretical contribution to the understanding of firm performance in an important empirical setting. Future research by the author will involve execution of the described research program. A limitation of the paper is that the effectiveness of the proposed theory and methods is yet to be tested empirically.

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ID Code: 97831
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Sustainability, Buildings, Off-site, Socio-technical systems, Australia
ISBN: 9789521537431
ISSN: 1797-8904
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: 2016 Tampere University of Technology
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