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Construction Innovation.

Author: Finn Orstavik; Andrew R J Dainty; Carl Abbott
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2015.
Series: Innovation in the built environment.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An edited book for academics, senior students and practitioners combining global theoretical and practice-based perspectives on innovation within the construction industry. Examines innovation from different positions and through different conceptual lenses to reveal the richness that the theoretical perspectives offer to our understanding of the way that the construction sector actors innovate at both project and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Orstavik, Finn.
Construction Innovation.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Finn Orstavik; Andrew R J Dainty; Carl Abbott
ISBN: 9781118655597 1118655591 9781118655535 1118655532
OCLC Number: 902416355
Description: 1 online resource (227 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; About the Authors; Foreword; Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; Construction Innovation: Concepts and Controversies; Perspectives on Construction Innovation; Instead of Conclusions; References; Chapter 2 Incentives for Innovation in Construction; Introduction; A Schumpeterian Definition of Construction Innovation; Innovation in Construction; Construction Innovation and Complexity; Construction Innovation and Asymmetric Information; Construction Innovation and Multi-Parametric Optimization; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References. Chapter 3 Built-in Innovation and the Ambiguity of Designing AccessibilityIntroduction: Making Innovation Accessible; Conventional Connotations of Innovation; The Plan of the Chapter; Methodology; The Desk Research; The Interviews; The Analysis; Validation; The Case: The World's Most Accessible Office Building; The Meaning of Accessibility; The Wicked Problems of Designing for Accessibility; Recognising the Quality of Informed Design; The Eye-Opening Experience of Being Blindfolded; Innovation Issues for Further Consideration; Discussion: In Search of the Innovation. User Value and Affording DesignsKnowledge Packaging and Innovation; Conclusions; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 4 Stakeholder Integration Champions and Innovation in the Built Environment; Introduction; Stakeholder Integration Champions, Collaboration and Participation; Method; Creating the Conditions for Innovation in the Built Environment; Integration for Innovation; Conclusion; Acknowledgements; References; Chapter 5 Grassroots Innovation in the Construction Industry; Introduction; Grassroots Innovation; The Elements of Grassroots Innovation; Grassroots Innovation in Practice. Organizing Around OpportunitiesUtilising Corporate Identity; Taking an Emergent View; Being Inclusive; Developing Unique Resources; Collaboration; Leveraging Social Capital; Assessing the Potential of Grassroots Innovation in Construction; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 Regulation and Innovation in New Build Housing: Insights into the Adoption and Diffusion of Micro-Generation Technologies; Introduction; Regulation and Innovation for Sustainable Building; Case Study Example; Conclusions; Acknowledgement; References; Chapter 7 An Industrial Network Perspective on Innovation in Construction. IntroductionInnovation in the Construction Industry; An Industrial Network Perspective on Innovation; Understanding Innovation as Resource Interaction Processes; Empirical Examples; Conclusions; References; Chapter 8 Innovation Diffusion Across Firms; Introduction; Antecedents; Central Themes; Points of Departure; How to Approach the Problem; Mapping Networks of Innovation Diffusion; Attributes Shaping Informal Networks; Mapping a Network; The Innovation Diffusion Network; The Network of Firms Engaged in the Innovation Diffusion Process; Networks of Firms; Sense-Making Framework; Conclusion.
Series Title: Innovation in the built environment.

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Construction innovation is an important but contested concept, both in industry practice and academic reflection and research. A fundamental reason for this is the nature of the construction industry  Read more...

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