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dc.contributor.authorPuolitaival, Taija
dc.contributor.authorKestle, Linda
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-18T21:14:07Z
dc.date.available2016-08-18T21:14:07Z
dc.date.issued2016-07
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3542
dc.description.abstractThe Construction Industry, globally, has long been accused of low levels of productivity and innovation and arguably cannot be as readily measured using mechanisms common to other industries. Innovation is described and defined differently according to the particular context of discourse. This research investigated a process known as ‘radical innovation’ from a published and funding perspective longitudinally over time in a range of industries, including how it may or could be interpreted, applied and add value in the construction context. A systematic and in-depth literature review was undertaken involving sources from longstanding and credible journal data bases. The findings were analysed using an interpretative methodology that incorporated a multi-dimensional measurement approach. The findings, and the subsequent critique, were broken into two components – ‘radical innovation’ persé, and ‘radical innovation’ in construction. The resultants established that ‘radical innovation’ has been explored by researchers from the 1930’s in the context of many industries, but not within the Construction Industry context – where only a handful of journal articles having been published. In addition, enablers and obstacles have been identified, with only minimal evidence of previously proven methods within the Construction Industry. A poor track record of investing in research and development, the nature of the industry being adversarial and fragmented, with many micro organisations, suggested that an action research project will be the next step to test and potentially embody ‘radical innovation’ and increase productivity.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAustralian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA)en_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction industryen_NZ
dc.subjectorganisational cultureen_NZ
dc.subjectradical innovationen_NZ
dc.subjectinnovationen_NZ
dc.subjectknowledge managementen_NZ
dc.titleIs radical innovation a new value-adding paradigm for construction organisations or just a current fad? -A critique-en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAustralian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120202 Building Science and Techniquesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPuolitaival, T., & Kestle, L. (2016, July). Is radical innovation a new value-adding paradigm for construction organisations or just a current fad? -A critique-. CQ University Australia (Ed.), AUBEA 2016 (pp.37-48).en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.spage37en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage48en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleAUBEA 2016 The 40th Australiasian Universities Building Education Association Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAUBEA 2016 The 40th Australiasian Universities Building Education Association Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAustralian Universities Building Educators Association (AUBEA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAustralian Building Codes Board (ABCB)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationCairns, Northern Queensland, Australiaen_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2016-07-06
unitec.conference.edate2016-07-08
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms59146en_NZ


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