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.