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Model for Systematic Innovation in Construction Companies

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dc.contributor.author Pellicer Armiñana, Eugenio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Yepes, V. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Correa Becerra, Christian Luis es_ES
dc.contributor.author Alarcón, LF es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-29T10:27:32Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-29T10:27:32Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04
dc.identifier.issn 0733-9364
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/46513
dc.description.abstract The reasons that drive construction companies to innovate, as well as the processes they use, have not yet been fully explored in the construction management literature. This paper describes the hows and whys behind the push for innovation in a construction company. The research method is founded on the validation of a model developed by a case study; this is focused on a medium-sized construction company which implemented and certified an innovation management system, as established by a Spanish standard. The studies conducted by the authors over a five-year period generated a set of 18 propositions reflecting an explanatory model of innovation management. This paper reports on the external validation of this model by means of a set of interviews; the results fully corroborate 15 of these propositions. The strongest drivers of innovation in construction companies are technical problems in construction projects, client requirements, and upper management. Innovation opportunities are identified as a result of examination of the internal processes of the company, the construction projects, and the environment. Identifying, developing, and transferring an innovative solution require the Implementation of technological watch and knowledge management in the organization. Finally, the research concludes that the main benefit of innovation management is an increase in the company s technical capability, whereas the two main barriers to innovation are the prioritization of production processes and the lack of support from the leaders of the company. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This research was partially funded by the Universidad Catolica del Maule (project MECESUP-UCM0205), the Spanish Ministry of Infrastructure (project 2004-36), and the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (contract UPV-20050921). The authors would like to thank Ricardo Lacort, Francisco J. Vea, and Manuel Civera for their collaboration and support, and Jose C. Teixeira for his advice. Likewise, the authors thank the anonymous reviewers for their suggestions and constructive comments. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher American Society of Civil Engineers es_ES
dc.relation Universitat Politecnica de Valencia UPV-20050921 es_ES
dc.relation Spanish Ministry of Infrastructure 2004-36 es_ES
dc.relation Universidad Catolica del Maule MECESUP-UCM0205 es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Construction Engineering and Management es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Construction company es_ES
dc.subject Business management es_ES
dc.subject Innovation es_ES
dc.subject Process es_ES
dc.subject Standardization es_ES
dc.subject Organizational issues es_ES
dc.subject.classification PROYECTOS DE INGENIERIA es_ES
dc.subject.classification INGENIERIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION es_ES
dc.title Model for Systematic Innovation in Construction Companies es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000700
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Ingeniería de la Construcción y de Proyectos de Ingeniería Civil - Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció i de Projectes d'Enginyeria Civil es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Pellicer Armiñana, E.; Yepes Piqueras, V.; Correa Becerra, CL.; Alarcón, L. (2014). Model for Systematic Innovation in Construction Companies. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management. 140(4):1-8. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000700 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0000700 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 8 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 140 es_ES
dc.description.issue 4 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 268358


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