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Managing short-term efficiency and long-term development through industrialized construction
Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Luleå, Sweden.
Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Luleå, Sweden.
Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för ekonomi, teknik och naturvetenskap, Centrum för innovations-, entreprenörskaps- och lärandeforskning (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB). Lund University, Lund, Sweden.ORCID-id: 0000-0002-7585-0718
2014 (engelsk)Inngår i: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 32, nr 1-2, s. 97-108Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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There is a strong need for a productive and innovative infrastructure sector because of its monetary value and importance for the development of a sustainable society. An increased level of industrialization is often proposed as a way to improve efficiency and productivity in construction projects. In prior literature on industrialized construction, there are however neither many studies addressing more long-term aspects of innovation and sustainability nor studies within the infrastructure context. Organizational theory suggests that firms need to be ambidextrous and focus on both long-term exploration of new knowledge and Technologies and short-term exploitation of current knowledge and technologies, in order to achieve sustainable development. Therefore, an investigation of how both short-term exploitative performance objectives and long-term explorative development can be addressed when implementing industrialized construction in infrastructure projects was conducted. A case study consisting of four infrastructure projects shows that the main drivers for increased industrialization are of an exploitative nature, focusing on cost savings and increased productivity through more efficient processes. The main barriers to increased industrialization are however related to both explorative and exploitative activities. Hence, by managing the identified barriers and explicitly addressing both exploitation and exploration, industrialized construction can improve both short-term efficiency and long-term innovation and sustainability. © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

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Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014. Vol. 32, nr 1-2, s. 97-108
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efficiency, Ambidexterity, industrialization, infrastructure, sustainability
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30620DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2013.814920Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84896542504OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-30620DiVA, id: diva2:916327
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Swedish Research Council Formas
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Funding: Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications and the Swedish research council Formas

Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-04-01 Laget: 2016-04-01 Sist oppdatert: 2020-03-20bibliografisk kontrollert

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