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The role of technology transfer in innovation within small construction firms

Sexton, MG and Barrett, PS 2004, 'The role of technology transfer in innovation within small construction firms' , Engineering Construction and Architectural Management, 11 (5) , pp. 342-348.

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Abstract

Findings were drawn from an 18 month research project involving in-depth case study and action research fieldwork with seven small construction companies to understand the role and significance of innovation for them. A key finding of the work has been the importance of the role of effective technology transfer in the innovation process. The "organizational factors of innovation" model is presented as an analytical and prescriptive tool to assist small construction firms to understand better and manage the technology transfer process. The utility and application of the model is illustrated with a case study.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction industry, information transfer, innovation, small enterprises
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Engineering Construction and Architectural Management
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09699988
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2007 11:35
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:49
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/647

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