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|Title: ||Collaboration between housebuilding firms and suppliers for the implementation of innovation strategies: a strategy-as-practice approach|
|Authors: ||Leghissa, Giulia|
Dainty, Andrew R.J.
|Issue Date: ||2016|
|Citation: ||LEGHISSA, G., SAGE, D. and DAINTY, A., 2016. Collaboration between housebuilding firms and suppliers for the implementation of innovation strategies: a strategy-as-practice approach. IN: Chan, P.W. and
Neilson, C.J. (eds.) Proceedings of the 32nd
Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016,
Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol 2, 1019-1028.|
|Abstract: ||Establishing long-term relationships, collaborating and making decisions with
suppliers has become a major requisite for firms’ competitiveness and for
implementing innovation. In a relatively unbounded context, such as the construction
industry, innovation takes place across a network of loosely coupled organisations.
Thus, cooperation and efficient communication must transcend organisational
boundaries in order for successful innovation to occur. This paper adopts a strategyas-
practice (S-A-P) approach to understand how innovation “strategizing” takes place
between firms and suppliers and how power relations influence its implementation.
This is used to examine how social practices, such as strategic meetings and
workshops, bring about the coproduction of innovations between firms. The paper
sets out a novel theoretical approach comprising targeted ethnographic observations
and in-depth interviews. These are used as a framework for identifying how
innovation takes place by analysing how collaborative innovation between the firms
and their suppliers is executed, and in particular how power is distributed between
and across those actors. It is argued that this approach offers a novel theoretical
contribution towards understanding of how innovation takes place across interorganisational
boundaries and the collaborative mechanisms that might support it.|
|Description: ||This conference paper is also available at: http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/e383f4d4b24ea6c807c446f24dabbf03.pdf|
|Publisher Link: ||http://www.arcom.ac.uk/-docs/proceedings/e383f4d4b24ea6c807c446f24dabbf03.pdf|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)|
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