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Brooks, T, Spillane, J, Tansey, P and Hendron, C (2016) The impact of the recent economic recession on the operation of the NEC contract in Northern Ireland. Construction Management and Economics, 34(06), 393-417.

Cheah, C Y J, Chew, D A S and Huang, J (2006) Marketing foreign interior design services in China. Building Research & Information, 34(06), 584–95.

Edirisinghe, R and Lingard, H (2016) Exploring the potential for the use of video to communicate safety information to construction workers: Case studies of organizational use. Construction Management and Economics, 34(06), 366-76.

Larsson, B, Sundqvist, J and Emmitt, S (2006) Component manufacturers' perceptions of managing innovation. Building Research & Information, 34(06), 552–64.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: Complex product systems; component manufacturer; innovation; innovation leadership; innovation process; technological progress; Sweden
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/link.asp?id=h81hx62864562gl0
  • Abstract:
    The aim of this research is to understand component manufacturers' perception of their role in the innovation process. The role of the component manufacturer is different to other construction sector actors because they are product- not project-orientated. Base information was taken from part of a large benchmarking study conducted in Sweden. This helped to identify a small number of established component manufacturers located in a large geographical area of Sweden suitable for further investigation. Information about ten manufacturers was collected and interviews were conducted with their managing directors. The interviews revealed considerable variation in the manufacturers' perception of their position in the innovation process, their approach to new product development and interaction with their customers. Manufacturers were then graded according to their benchmarking and innovation procedures, which helped to illustrate a link between communication and information-sharing practices, benchmarking and innovation. The main findings are that the more innovative companies use information and benchmarking activities to their benefit. The more innovative companies have established a balance between innovations in process and product, have a clear direction from their managing director, and engage in regular communication with their customers.

Lisø, K R, Hygen, H O, Kvande, T and Thue, J V (2006) Decay potential in wood structures using climate data. Building Research & Information, 34(06), 546–51.

Pousette, A and Törner, M (2016) Effects of systematic work preparation meetings on safety climate and psychosocial conditions in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 34(06), 355-65.

Pryke, S and Pearson, S (2006) Project governance: case studies on financial incentives. Building Research & Information, 34(06), 534–45.

Rees, S W, Zhou, Z and Thomas, H R (2006) Multidimensional simulation of earth-contact heat transfer. Building Research & Information, 34(06), 565–72.

Robson, A, Boyd, D and Thurairajah, N (2016) Studying 'cost as information' to account for construction improvements. Construction Management and Economics, 34(06), 418-31.

Sha, K, Song, T, Qi, X and Luo, N (2006) Rethinking China's urbanization: an institutional innovation perspective. Building Research & Information, 34(06), 573–83.

Sunikka, M (2006) Energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies in urban renewal. Building Research & Information, 34(06), 521–33.

Turner, M and Lingard, H (2016) Work-life fit: Identification of demand and resource typologies within a systems framework. Construction Management and Economics, 34(06), 377-92.