Toward understanding the adoption of innovation in construction - a systematic review

Qi, L, Wong, S and Holdsworth, S 2018, 'Toward understanding the adoption of innovation in construction - a systematic review', in Proceedings of the Joint 11th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress & the 22nd Annual Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Conference, Sydney, Australia, 18-20 November 2018, pp. 1-14.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Toward understanding the adoption of innovation in construction - a systematic review
Author(s) Qi, L
Wong, S
Holdsworth, S
Year 2018
Conference name ICEC-PAQS-2018: Grassroots to Concrete Jungle - Dynamics in the Built Environment
Conference location Sydney, Australia
Conference dates 18-20 November 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Joint 11th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress & the 22nd Annual Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Conference
Publisher Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Abstract Research has long recognized the benefits associated with the adoption of innovation by construction project organizations (CPOs) in relation to increased productivity, performance and sustainability. However, despite the existing drivers, the implementation of innovation with in the construction industry, to date, has been low. CPOs do not exhibit the same level of acceptance in construction innovation. While some research studies linked this response to the adoption of innovation to the resistance to change, few have recognized that different organizations have different understandings of innovation and that this may impact their responses towards advanced technology adoption. This research typologises innovation through a systematic literature review that defined and classified different forms of innovation. Three main forms of innovation were identified: incremental innovation, radical innovation, and disruptive innovation. These forms of innovation were then compared based on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT). The research recognizes that an organizations' response to the adoption of advanced technology is affected by their different perspectives about innovation. A framework of construction innovation typology is developed, and may be used in future studies to understand how CPOs may perceive innovation that affects their attitudes towards advanced technology adoption. Measure can then be devised to help CPOs to prepare for the related challenges associated with adoption.
Subjects Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Quantity Surveying
Keyword(s) construction innovation
construction project organizations
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