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The structure of emergent prefabricated housing industries: a comparative case study of Australia and Sweden
School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6859-5093
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1796-3244
Department of Industrial Management and Logistics, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5633-2985
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7585-0718
2019 (English)In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433XArticle in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Prefabricated housing is a disruptive innovation struggling to take hold in a traditional complex product system (CoPS). It is quicker to produce and has improved environmental performance compared to traditional housing. CoPS have more dense and complex network connections than commodity industries, making disruptive innovation more difficult. Effective relational capabilities can achieve the coordination necessary to address this challenge. The prefabricated housing industry needs to develop a structure that drives these capabilities. Using a case study methodology, the structure of the industry is examined in two contrasting countries, namely Australia and Sweden, as they represent an early and late stage of industry emergence, respectively. A new framework is proposed for this purpose, enabling a repeatable, orderly and comprehensive disaggregation of industry structure to examine the latent drivers of relational capability. The main empirical contribution is to (1) describe an industry that is yet to be formally recognized by national statistical agencies and (2) show how the adoption of prefabricated housing can be accelerated. The study found that younger industries need a focused industry association with diverse membership to act as an effective system integrator. © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

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Abingdon: Routledge, 2019.
Keywords [en]
Housing, prefabrication, complex product systems, Australia, Sweden, relationships, industry, innovation
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Construction Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39328DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2019.1588464Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85064753731OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-39328DiVA, id: diva2:1314226
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Funding: The Australian Research Council under grant number LP120100348.

Available from: 2019-05-08 Created: 2019-05-08 Last updated: 2019-10-15

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