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Abdul-Aziz, A-R and Wong, S S (2010) Exploring the internationalization of Malaysian contractors: the international entrepreneurship dimension. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 61.

Chow, L K and Ng, S T (2010) Delineating the performance standards of engineering consultants at design stage. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 11.

Davies, M, Jackaway, A, Hardy, R, Dewey, E and Littler, J (2000) A translucent louvre system: design concepts, modelling work and monitored data. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 42–50.

Fay, R, Treloar, G and Iyer-Raniga, U (2000) Life-cycle energy analysis of buildings: a case study. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 31–41.

Hallowell, M (2010) Cost-effectiveness of construction safety programme elements. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 34.

Hatmoko, J U D and Scott, S (2010) Simulating the impact of supply chain management practice on the performance of medium-sized building projects. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 49.

Jacobsson, M and Linderoth, H C J (2010) The influence of contextual elements, actors’ frames of reference, and technology on the adoption and use of ICT in construction projects: a Swedish case study. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 23.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: organizational change; temporary organizations; project-based organizations
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190903406154
  • Abstract:
    In contemporary research on construction-related ICT (information communication technologies), little distinction is made between the use of ICT in permanent line organizations and its use in temporary organizations (for example, in building and construction projects). This paper makes that distinction. The aim is to understand how the interplay among contextual elements, actors’ frames of reference, and the ICT itself, influences the adoption and use of ICT in a building and construction project. This will be done through a description and analysis of a case study of ICT use in a major Swedish construction company. It is concluded that the well-defined duration of the temporary organization (the construction project) stands in sharp contrast to the generally indefinite duration of ICT-mediated change processes. However, by analysing the ICT application to be implemented, it can be revealed whether it can be ‘ready packed’ for, or delimited to, certain processes in order to achieve immediate benefits. When implementing more encompassing ICT applications, the challenge for the company is to find alternative ways of implementation in the project-based organization and of creating alternative spaces for innovation and renewal where new ICT can be tested and experimented with.

Jensen, D A (2010) A longitudinal study of a Type I differing conditions claim: investigating the contractor’s failure to meet the reasonable prudent standard. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 74.

Liu, L and Napier, Z (2010) The accuracy of risk-based cost estimation for water infrastructure projects: preliminary evidence from Australian projects. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 100.

Luo, J and Gale, A (2000) The evolution of the Chinese construction industry. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 51–8.

Sha, K, Deng, X and Cui, C (2000) Sustainable construction in China: status quo and trends. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 59–66.

Slaughter, E S (2000) Implementation of construction innovations. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 2–17.

Vijverberg, G (2000) Basing maintenance needs on accommodation policy. Building Research & Information, 28(01), 18–30.

Zhang, H and Li, H (2010) Multi-objective particle swarm optimization for construction time-cost tradeoff problems. Construction Management and Economics, 28(01), 88.