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Caerteling, J S, Halman, J I M, Song, M and Dorée, A G (2009) Impact of Government and Corporate Strategy on the Performance of Technology Projects in Road Construction. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 135(11), 1211–21.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Highway and road construction; Technology; Government; Corporations;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0733-9364
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000089
  • Abstract:
    In this study, we focus on road construction and analyze technology development projects. Based on the business strategy literature and literature on technology policy, we test the relative importance of a firm’s strategies and government as a buyer and champion. Our empirical findings stress the value of government championing behavior. Our results show that in road construction, championing behavior is more important than public technology procurement for project performance. The results even suggest that government championship is more important than a firm’s strategic orientation.