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Title: The introduction and management of innovative construction processes and products
Authors: Motawa, Ibrahim A.
Price, Andrew D.F.
Sher, William D.
Keywords: Construction technology
Decision system
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: © ARCOM / © the authors
Citation: MOTAWA, I.A., PRICE, A.D.F. and SHER, W.D., 1998. The introduction and management of innovative construction processes and products. IN: Hughes, W. (ed.), Proceedings 14th Annual ARCOM Conference, 9th - 11th September 1998, Reading, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, pp.672–82.
Abstract: To gain competitive advantage, companies have to innovate and improve continuously. Exploiting innovative products and processes requires effective management. Construction organizations should exhibit specific characteristics to stimulate new technology and to overcome the expected barriers to innovation. This paper draws together several aspects of the management and introduction of innovative processes and products within a quality management framework. The implementation of innovation requires rational decision making when considering a company’s projects and the uncertainties inherent in innovation. This may be aided by a decision system which simulates the benefits of short-term flexibility and efficiency for project based work to verify long-term performance and to achieve the desired step changes.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19865
Publisher Link: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/ar1998-672-682_Motawa_Price_and_Sher.pdf
ISBN: 0953416100
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)

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