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Exploiting suppliers' potential in construction innovations

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Yksityiskohdat

AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
Otsikko2017 International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation
AlaotsikkoEngineering, Technology and Innovation Management Beyond 2020: New Challenges, New Approaches, ICE/ITMC 2017 - Proceedings
KustantajaIEEE
Sivut678-684
Sivumäärä7
ISBN (elektroninen)9781538607749
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2 helmikuuta 2018
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisussa
TapahtumaINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION -
Kesto: 1 tammikuuta 1900 → …

Conference

ConferenceINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Ajanjakso1/01/00 → …

Tiivistelmä

There is a need to understand ways to enhance innovations in the construction industry. It is argued that suppliers have potential to develop new innovations, but they are largely neglected in earlier construction-related research. This research focuses on suppliers' role in construction innovations, and the aim of the research is to increase understanding of practices for exploiting suppliers' potential in that context. A qualitative, explanatory research strategy is employed in the context of construction industry in Finland. Eighteen interviews are conducted with contractors to discover experiences and practices related to suppliers' potential in construction innovations. The results reveal practices for exploiting supplier's potential in construction innovations. As a key contribution, the research shows that suppliers have an important role in construction innovation but exploitation of suppliers' potential is still rather underdeveloped.