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Projects in networks: How the project boundary affects renewal in construction
Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation, BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History, Science and Technology Studies Center. (Centre for Science and Technology Studies)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economic History, Science and Technology Studies Center.
2013 (English)In: IMP Conference Atlanta 2013, 2013Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this paper we use an in-depth case study of a housing project in Sweden to discuss the relationship between project organization and renewal in the construction industry. Projects are often referred to as ’temporary’ organisations and useful for acheiving renewal and innovation. The construction industry however organizes all its activities in separate projects and an interesting quesiton is therefore how this type of organisation affects how renewal happens. By investigating four main interfaces of the focal project (the one to the construction company, the one to the customer, the one to the suppliers and the one to other projects) we reach some interesting conclusions regarding how the involved actors try to create some stabilizing factors in an otherwise temporary environment. The case study indicates that project teams can organize themselves across several projects in order to create a more consistent type of production process, and that this enables learning and renewal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
Renewal, Construction industry, Project organization, Resource interaction
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Business Administration
Research subject
Business Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214549OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-214549DiVA: diva2:685035
Conference
IMP Conference Atlanta 2013
Projects
Driving forces and hindrances of industrial renewal in the construction industry
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