Process and IT (Editorial)

Koskela, LJ and Dave, B 2008, 'Process and IT (Editorial)' , Construction Innovation, 8 (4) , pp. 244-249.

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Purpose – This paper’s aim is to provide a fresh perspective on how to address process improvement and information technology (IT) in an integrated fashion in order to improve the efficiency of the construction process. Design/methodology/approach –This paper looks at the problems associated with the “conventional” way of addressing IT within construction, and suggests improvements based on integrating three core organisational resources: people, process and technology. Findings – The existing view that IT on its own brings organisational benefits leads to only marginal improvements in organisational efficiency if not resulting in negative impact. However, by correctly integrating people, process and IT initiatives, significant benefits can be achieved. Originality/value – This paper provides value by providing a conceptualisation for addressing people, process and technology within the construction sector.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TH Building construction
Subjects / Themes > T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS155-194 Production management. Operations management
Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Construction Innovation
Publisher: Emerald
Refereed: No
ISSN: 1471-4175
Depositing User: LJ Koskela
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2010 10:31
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 09:20
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