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Exploring the dynamics of supplier innovation diffusion
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: 0000-0002-8766-1957
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science, Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL), Sustainability, Innovation and Management in Building (SIMB).
2019 (English)In: 10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization / [ed] Lill, I. & Witt, E., Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019, Vol. 2, p. 221-228Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This study aims to focus on a reinforcement supplier’s efforts to diffuse solutions, more or less innovative, in the construction sector to gain understanding of what facilitates and complicates innovation diffusion from a supplier perspective.

Design/Methodology/Approach – The interpretative research presented builds on 28 semi-structured interviews with the supplier and its customers and document studies. The research emphasizes dynamics in the diffusion process and rests on the assumption that the innovation content, innovation context and the innovation process interacts in the diffusion process.

Findings – The findings and the contribution from the study provide significant details concerning how the dimensions interact and how the diffusion process may unfold over time, but also that different solutions interact to push diffusion forward.

Research Limitations/Implications – The study relates to one supplier’s work and the interplay implies uniqueness in different cases. Studies in other contexts could, therefore, also be suitable to develop findings and their transferability.

Practical Implications – The study provides understanding for suppliers diffusing innovations in construction on how to act.

Originality/Value – A major contribution from the study is that it puts emphasis on how the diffusion process proceeds in interaction with its content and context and problematizes this dimension. Furthermore, the importance of nuancing sub-contexts to display decisive factors in the diffusion process is emphasized. © John Lindgren and Kristian Widén.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019. Vol. 2, p. 221-228
Series
Emerald Reach Proceedings Series, ISSN 2516-2853 ; 2
Keywords [en]
Construction process, Diffusion, Interpretative position, Innovation Content, Innovation Context, Innovation Process
National Category
Construction Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-40600ISBN: 978-1-83867-051-1 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-40600DiVA, id: diva2:1352400
Conference
10th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization (CEO 2019), Tallinn, Estonia, 7-8 May, 2019
Available from: 2019-09-18 Created: 2019-09-18 Last updated: 2019-09-19Bibliographically approved

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