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Drivers for innovation in production management

Henrich, G, Abbott, C and Koskela, LJ 2006, Drivers for innovation in production management , in: 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, 25-27 July 2006, Ponteficia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

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    Abstract

    The aim of this paper is to examine the effectiveness of innovative programmes in construction. The term 'best practice' is commonly used in industry in to describe and disseminate cases where high levels of performance have been achieved. Several terminologies are used to describe this phenomenon, the best practice being the most widely used term. Best practices usually stimulate a desire in other companies to achieve similar levels of performance or gains that have been obtained by those best practice companies. This desire for better performance commonly triggers an innovation adoption programme by other companies. However, there are two kinds of drivers to innovation adoption: one is usually started by normative pressures applied by customers, suppliers, regulators or senior management. This type of adoption is called push-driven. On the other hand, there is a pull-driven innovation adoption decision, which is triggered strictly by an internal need associated with a performance gap. Based on this background this paper explores the generation, development and adoption of innovative programmes by industry.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Best practice, drivers, innovation, production management.
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
    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: Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
    Refereed: Yes
    Depositing User: LJ Koskela
    Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2010 10:41
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:19
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    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/9374

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