SYSTEMIC INNOVATION IN CONSTRUCTION: THE

Jens Stissing Jensen, Christian Koch

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Abstract

This paper offers an evaluation of a best practice program called ‘Best in Construction’ (BiC) which aimed to identify and document cases of successful ICT use in the Danish construction industry. The program is evaluated using two different approaches. The first approach is result-based. This approach evaluates the outcome of the program against the main intentions formulated in the tender material. Drawing on systemic innovation theory an alternative evaluative approach is suggested which focuses on the build-up of organizational and institutional resources to support the development of an emerging ICT trajectory. While the result-based evaluation points to some weaknesses in the quality of the best-practice and cross-organizational elements of the case-material, the systemic approach point to some important sideeffects of the program, such as the stabilization and enrolment of the industry-network which carried out the programme. This stabilization and enrolment may turn out to be beneficial in the further effort to promote the ICT use and development of procedures and classifications. It is furthermore found that the problems encountered in the casestudy process had a positive impact on the enrolment process of the industry-network.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArcom 23th annual conference
Volumevolume 2
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event23rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20073 Sep 2007
Conference number: 23

Conference

Conference23rd Association of Researchers in Construction Management
Number23
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period03/09/200703/09/2007

Keywords

  • best practice, evaluation, ICT, systemic innovation.

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