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Bon, R and Crosthwaite, D (2001) The future of international construction: some results of 1992-1999 surveys. Building Research & Information, 29(03), 242–7.

Chandra, V and Loosemore, M (2011) Communicating about organizational culture in the briefing process: case study of a hospital project. Construction Management and Economics, 29(03), 223–31.

Chowdhury, A N, Chen, P-H and Tiong, R L K (2011) Analysing the structure of public-private partnership projects using network theory. Construction Management and Economics, 29(03), 247–60.

Davidson, C H (2001) Technology watch in the construction sector: why and how?. Building Research & Information, 29(03), 233–41.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: innovation; public policy; R&D; SMEs; technology transfer; technology watch;
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=ydp1n5wlrbmu6uyp
  • Abstract:
    'Technology watch', like 'innovation', is a process term. Large corporations in high-tech industries use technology watch regularly to facilitate the adoption of innovations, where it is associated with parallel 'watch' activities in social, legal and environmental areas. The information (yielded by technology watch) is either unrefined or refined to give it added value for decision making. The technology watch process involves steps of collection, analysis and dissemination, implicating a watch team and domain experts. In small and medium enterprises (SMEs), particularly in the construction sector, special problems arise because of the lack of interest in innovation and because of the shortage of resources, suggesting the creation of 'relay stations' in the technology watch process. Current changes in the organization of the construction process, however, are changing the industry's structure, suggesting that there may be a new need for the kinds of information that technology watch can provide.

Koskela, L and Vrijhoef, R (2001) Is the current theory of construciton a hindrance to innovation?. Building Research & Information, 29(03), 197–207.

Laryea, S (2011) Quality of tender documents: case studies from the UK. Construction Management and Economics, 29(03), 275–86.

Li, H, Guo, H L, Skitmore, M, Huang, T, Chan, K Y N and Chan, G (2011) Rethinking prefabricated construction management using the VP-based IKEA model in Hong Kong. Construction Management and Economics, 29(03), 233–45.

Mbachu, J and Frei, M (2011) Diagnosing the strategic health of an organization from SWOT analysis results: case study of the Australasian cost management profession. Construction Management and Economics, 29(03), 287–303.

Seaden, G and Manseau, A (2001) Public policy and construction innovation. Building Research & Information, 29(03), 182–96.

Shan, Y, Goodrum, P M, Zhai, D, Haas, C and Caldas, C H (2011) The impact of management practices on mechanical construction productivity. Construction Management and Economics, 29(03), 305–16.

Slaughter, E S (2001) Design strategies to increase building flexibility. Building Research & Information, 29(03), 208–17.

Stouffs, R (2001) Visualizing information structures and its impact on project teams: an information architecture for the virtual AEC company. Building Research & Information, 29(03), 218–32.

Tabish, S Z S and Jha, K N (2011) Analyses and evaluation of irregularities in public procurement in India. Construction Management and Economics, 29(03), 261–74.