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Hallowell, M. (2011) Enabling and measuring innovation in the construction industry. Construction Management and Economics, 29(6), 553–567. M. & Salter, A. (2010) Innovation in project-based, service-enhanced firms: the construction of complex products and systems. Research Policy, 29(7/8), 955–972. Han, H. (2005) Automated Construction Technologies: Analyses and Future Development Strategies. Unpublished PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, USA. indd 16 2/9/2012 12:03:36 AM Construction Innovation and Process Improvement 17 Latham, M.

Marinova and Phillimore (2003) also sought to extend Rothwell’s typology through their contribution of the so-called ‘innovative milieux’ to the sixth-generation model. Their model focuses on the importance of geographical proximity and environmental conditions that facilitate knowledge generation and diffusion in certain localities. , 1997). 4), which was first proposed by Freeman (1987) and later developed by Lundvall (1992). According to the NIS, innovation emerges from evolving systems of participants in the generation and application of knowledge.

S. (1998) Models of construction innovation. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 124(3), 226–232. Stewart, I. & Fenn, P. (2006) Strategy: The motivation for innovation. H. (1986) Central problems in the management of innovation. Management Science. 32(5), 590–607. Vennstrom, A. E. (2010) Client perceived barriers to change of the construction process. Construction Innovation, 10(2), 126–137. Widén, K. (2010) Construction Innovation – Statsbygg, the Driving Client. Report, Lund University, Division of Construction Management, Lund.

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