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Title Clients driving innovation / edited by Peter Brandon, Shu-Ling Lu
Published Chichester, West Sussex ; [Malden] MA : Wiley-Blackwell ; [Salford] : Thinklab ; [Rotterdam, The Netherlands] : CIB, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 273 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contents; Note on editors; List of contributors; Note on CIB; Note on Think Lab; Acknowledgements; Preface; PART 1 THE CONTEXT FOR INNOVATION; 1 A global agenda for revaluing construction: the client's role; 2 Revaluing construction: implications for the construction process; 3 Is the client really part of the team? A contemporary policy perspective on Latham/Egan; 4 Enabling clients to be professional; 5 Challenging the illusion of the all powerful clients' role in driving innovation; 6 Reifying the client in construction management research? Alternative perspectives on a complex construct
7 A proposed taxonomy for construction clients8 Clients' roles and contributions to innovations in the construction industry: when giants learn to dance; 9 Setting the game plan: the role of clients in construction innovation and diffusion; 10 Clients as innovation drivers in large engineering projects; 11 Knowing differently, innovating together? Exploring the dynamics of knowledge creation across boundaries in
Summary In recent years the construction industry has been criticised for lack of successful innovation compared to other major industries. The question of why the industry has not been seen to be innovative has created concern among many involved with construction and property. The driving concern is where the motivation for this innovation should come from. Although construction clients have made an impact in this area, the industry itself seems divided as to whether, when and where clients should drive the innovation process. Clients Driving Innovation brings together an international group of rese
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Building -- Technological innovations.
Construction industry -- Customer services.
Consumer satisfaction.
Customer relations.
Production planning.
Form Electronic book
Author Brandon, P. S. (Peter S.)
Lu, Shu-Ling.
Wiley InterScience (Online service)
ISBN 1444301349
1444301357 (electronic bk.)
9781444301359 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ; alk. paper)