Innovatie Bouwproces en Techniek

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Collaboration for innovation in the construction sector: key actors and resources allocation decisions.

When looking at the construction sector’s value chain in its broadest sense, the general picture is that of a fragmented sector. The firms being the fragments. The sector being the whole. Given these circumstances, inter-firm collaboration for innovation is an important path to innovation in the construction sector. Collaborative innovation projects, i.e. projects in which firms join forces to cooperate in the development and commercialization of a new building product or system, represent an example of such collaboration. The research, as described in the thesis, contributes to a better understanding of collaborative innovation projects. 

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Maarten Rutten

Laatst bijgewerkt op 23 december 2016.

The research contributes to a better understanding of collaborative innovation projects. It does so by contributing to two lines of previous research. The first line of previous research is that of key actors, i.e. systems integrators and champions, in bringing together firms and resources for innovation. The second line of previous research is that of firms’ decisions to invest resources in a collaborative innovation project; that is, the radar-blank plane experiments conducted by organizational behaviour researchers, and the work on narrative based decision theory. In total, four studies are presented. Each study builds on insights from the two lines of previous research.

Laatst bijgewerkt op 23 december 2016.

The insights provided by the thesis contribute to a better understanding of collaborative innovation projects in the construction sector.

Laatst bijgewerkt op 23 december 2016.

Thesis Collaboration for innovation in the construction sector: key actors and resources allocation decisions.

Laatst bijgewerkt op 23 december 2016.