Publication: Research - peer-review › Article in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011
By adopting a theoretical framework from strategic niche management research (SNM) this paper presents an analysis of the innovation system of the Danish Construction industry. Theories within SNM look upon innovation in a sector as a socio-technical phenomenon and identifies three levels of socio-technical interaction within which sectorial innovation can be explained. The analysis shows a multifaceted landscape of innovation around an existing regime, built in the existing ways of working and developing over generations. The regime is challenged from various niches and the sociotechnical landscape through trends as globalization. Three niches (Lean Construction, BIM and System Deliveries) are subject to a detailed analysis showing partly incompatible rationales and various degrees of innovation potential. The paper further discusses how existing policymaking operates in a number of tensions one being between government and governance. Based on the concepts from SNM the paper introduces an innovation map in order to support the development of meta-governance policymaking. By mapping some of the most influential trends and promising niche innovations and relate these to the existing regime, the innovation map can act as a medium in which policymakers, interest organization and companies can develop and coordinate future innovation activities.
|Title||Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation : Shaping the Construction/Society Nexus|
|Number of pages||694|
|Volume||Volume 3: Construction in Society|
|Place of publication||Hørsholm|
|Publisher||Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University|
|Conference||Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation : Shaping the Construction/Society Nexus|
|City||Danish Society of Engineers Conference Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Period||01-01-11 → …|
- SNM, sector development, Innovation, niches, policymaking
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