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The introduction and management of innovative construction processes and products

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posted on 16.12.2015 by Ibrahim A. Motawa, Andrew Price, William D. Sher
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.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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ARCOM Fourteenth Annual Conference ARCOM Fourteenth Annual Conference

Volume

2

Pages

672 - 682

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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.

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Publication date

1998

ISBN

0953416100

Language

en

Location

University of Reading, Reading, UK

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