Clients Driving Innovation / Edition 1

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In recent years the construction industry has been criticised for lack of successful innovation compared to other major industries. The question of why the industry has not been seen to be innovative has created concern among many involved with construction and property. The driving concern is where the motivation for this innovation should come from. Although construction clients have made an impact in this area, the industry itself seems divided as to whether, when and where clients should drive the innovation process.
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"An outstanding collection that will be both a guide for students and a stimulus to scholars. Elizabeth Radcliffe and her distinguished contributors cast fresh and clarifying light on each of the many topics they address."
- Kenneth Winkler, Yale University

"Elizabeth Radcliffe has achieved a remarkable feat of editorial organization. This will be a major reference resource for those who want to see the main directions in which Hume studies are currently heading. Topics are well chosen. Contributors range from some of our most distinguished senior scholars to talented recruits from the rising generation."
- M.A. Stewart, University of Aberdeen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405175661
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/30/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Peter Brandon is Director of Salford University 'Think Lab' and Director of Strategic Programmes, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford.

Dr Shu-Ling Lu is a Research Fellow in the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford.

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Table of Contents

Note on CIB

Note on Think Lab

Preface Peter Brandon Brandon, Peter

Pt. 1 The Context for Innovation 1

1 A global agenda for revaluing construction: the client's role Peter Barrett Barrett, Peter 3

2 Revaluing construction: implications for the construction process Graham M. Winch Winch, Graham M. 16

3 Is the client really part of the team? A contemporary policy perspective on Latham/Egan John Hobson Hobson, John Kenneth Treadaway Treadaway, Kenneth 26

4 Enabling clients to be professional Roger Courtney Courtney, Roger 33

5 Challenging the illusion of the all powerful clients' role in driving innovation Martin Sexton Sexton, Martin Carl Abbott Abbott, Carl Shu-Ling Lu Lu, Shu-Ling 43

6 Reifying the client in construction management research? Alternative perspectives on a complex construct Mike Bresnen Bresnen, Mike 49

7 A proposed taxonomy for construction clients Patricia Tzortzopoulos Tzortzopoulos, Patricia Mike Kagioglou Kagioglou, Mike Kenneth Treadaway Treadaway, Kenneth 58

8 Clients' roles and contributions to innovations in the construction industry: when giants learn to dance Charles Egbu Egbu, Charles 69

9 Setting the game plan: the role of clients in construction innovation and diffusion Kristian Widen Widen, Kristian Brian Atkin Atkin, Brian Leif Hommen Hommen, Leif 78

10 Clients as innovation drivers in large engineering projects Roger Miller Miller, Roger 88

11 Knowing differently, innovating together? Exploring the dynamics of knowledge creation across boundaries in clients' design teams Patrick S. W. Fong Fong, Patrick S. W. 101

12 The role of the client in the innovation processes of small construction professional servicefirms Shu-Ling Lu Lu, Shu-Ling 111

13 Client-oriented contractor innovation Jan Brochner Brochner, Jan 125

14 Driving innovation in construction: a conceptual model of client leadership behaviour Mohammed F. Dulaimi Dulaimi, Mohammed F. 137

15 Critical actions by clients for effective development and implementation of construction innovations E. Sarah Slaughter Slaughter, E. Sarah William L. Cate Cate, William L. 146

Pt. 2 The Innovation Process 155

16 Overcoming resistance to innovation: the integration champion in construction Andreas Hartmann Hartmann, Andreas 157

17 Client-driven innovation through a requirements-oriented project process John M. Kamara Kamara, John M. 167

18 Knowledge management supports clients driving innovation: two case studies Marja Naaranoja Naaranoja, Marja Paivi Haapalainen Haapalainen, Paivi Heikki Lonka Lonka, Heikki 177

19 Implementing innovations in infrastructures for the built environment: the role of project developers, customers and users Marcela Miozzo Miozzo, Marcela Nuno Gil Gil, Nuno 190

Pt. 3 Moving Ideas into Practice 201

20 Client driven performance improvement strategies for the construction industry: development and implementation challenges Aminah Robinson Fayek Fayek, Aminah Robinson Jeff H. Rankin Rankin, Jeff H. Ernie Tromposch Tromposch, Ernie 203

21 Public policy, clients and the construction industry Eileen Fairhurst Fairhurst, Eileen 216

22 Value for money versus complexity: a battle of giants in the public sector? Erica Dyson Dyson, Erica 223

23 The role of the professional client in leading change: a case study of Stanhope plc Colin Gray Gray, Colin 234

24 Customer focus: time, the enemy of desire - a contractor developer perspective Chris Woods Woods, Chris 241

25 The role of the client in building site innovations Frederic Bougrain Bougrain, Frederic 252

26 A complex systems approach to customer co-innovation: a financial services case study Robert Kay Kay, Robert 262

Index 270

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