Procurement of non-incremental sustainable technology innovations: the case of small entrepreneurial firms supplying New Zealand construction & building industry

Anne Staal, John Tookey, Jeff Seadon, Gert Walhof, Mark Mobach

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Samenvatting

Traditionally, the construction industry in New Zealand and in other countries has seen a low productivity and a low track record for successful innovations (Fairweather, 2010). The industry also lags in sustainability (e.g. Nemry, 2008) when seen from a broader or lifecycle perspective. This has a negative impact on private and government spending, on quality and health/wellbeing, and on the environment.
This paper posits that the construction industry needs non-incremental (disruptive or discontinuous, i.e. modular, architectural, system or radical) sustainable technology innovations to make drastic improvements in sustainability. Such innovations are often procured (acquired) and (co-) developed by small entrepreneurial firms thus introducing such innovations into the construction and building industry. However it is unclear exactly how entrepreneurial small firms procure non-incremental sustainable technology innovations.
Originele taal-2English
TitelProceedings of the 4th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS)
RedacteurenJasper Mbachu
Aantal pagina's4
ISBN van elektronische versie978-0-473-22933-1
StatusPublished - nov 2014
Evenement4th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS) 2014: shaping future directions for collaborative built environment research and practice in New Zealand - Massey University, Albany Campus, Albany, New Zealand
Duur: 14 nov 2014 → …
http://construction.massey.ac.nz/nzbers-2014.htm

Conference

Conference4th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS) 2014
Verkorte titelNZBERS
LandNew Zealand
StadAlbany
Periode14/11/14 → …
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Keywords

  • constructiebedrijven
  • innovatie
  • inkoop
  • duurzaamheid

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