The Management of innovation: Lessons from a Danish Development Programme

Lennie Clausen

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    Abstract

    The paper reports from an ongoing Danish development programme entitled "Process and Product Development in the Building Industry". The programme is a joint initiatvie, initiated by the Ministry of Housing and Building and the Ministry of Busines and Industry. In a competition in 1994 four consortia representing actors of the whole value chain were chosen to carry out innovation projects during a 4-year period, including experimental building projects. The paper describes the programme with respect to its background and organisation, the basic development ideas of the four consortia and the characteristics of the innovation projects. A midway status is given with special attention to factors that seem to have a significant effect on the innovation process in either a positive or negative way, including lessons learned from the selection of consortium partners and problems of collaboration in the consortia.Keywords: R&D programme, innovation, experimental building projects, consortia.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the First International Conference on Construction Industry Development
    Place of PublicationSingapore
    PublisherSchool of Building and Real Estate
    Publication date1997
    Pages200-207
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventInternational Conference on Construction Industry Development - Singapore
    Duration: 1 Jan 1997 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Construction Industry Development
    CitySingapore
    Period01/01/1997 → …

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    Clausen, L. (1997). The Management of innovation: Lessons from a Danish Development Programme. In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Construction Industry Development (pp. 200-207). School of Building and Real Estate.