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Conference Paper: Identifying the factors that influence innovation championing behaviour in construction support services organisations: a review of the role of middle management

TitleIdentifying the factors that influence innovation championing behaviour in construction support services organisations: a review of the role of middle management
Authors
KeywordsConstruction support services
Innovation championing
Innovation climate middle management
Organisational culture
Issue Date2010
PublisherCIB Task Group.
Citation
The 2010 World Congress of CIB on Building a Better World, University of Salford, Salford, U.K., 10-14 May 2010. In Proceedings: TG65 and W065 - Special Track. 18th CIB World Building Congress, 2010, p. 434-446 How to Cite?
AbstractInnovation has been considered an important means by which organisations seek to achieve advantage over competition and for improving performance in today's highly competitive business environment. A number of factors have been identified as influencing innovation in project-based construction organisations. These include internal factors such as organisational culture, climate, leadership style and exogenous influences such as clients. Although research recognises how important it is for senior management to create an environment conducive to innovation, there is little understanding of how these internal and external factors interact to impact on innovativeness. This paper reviews relevant literature on innovation, organisational culture, organisational climate and leadership style while examining how they combine with external factors to promote innovation in construction support services organisations. The study particularly focuses on the role of key organisational actors with responsibility for developing a climate to facilitate innovation at the divisional or business unit level. The review reveals that efforts to develop a climate that promotes innovation championing behaviour among project managers will be influenced by the organizational culture, leadership style and the extent of external influence on project delivery. The study further reveals the importance of middle managers in promoting innovation. A methodology is presented for examining the role of this key managerial constituency and the ways in which they can enable or impede the innovation process.
DescriptionW065 Organisation and Management of Construction Postgraduate Research: Paper ID: 542
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136497

 

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dc.contributor.authorKissi, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorLuke, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorDainty, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-27T02:17:03Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-27T02:17:03Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2010 World Congress of CIB on Building a Better World, University of Salford, Salford, U.K., 10-14 May 2010. In Proceedings: TG65 and W065 - Special Track. 18th CIB World Building Congress, 2010, p. 434-446en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/136497-
dc.descriptionW065 Organisation and Management of Construction Postgraduate Research: Paper ID: 542-
dc.description.abstractInnovation has been considered an important means by which organisations seek to achieve advantage over competition and for improving performance in today's highly competitive business environment. A number of factors have been identified as influencing innovation in project-based construction organisations. These include internal factors such as organisational culture, climate, leadership style and exogenous influences such as clients. Although research recognises how important it is for senior management to create an environment conducive to innovation, there is little understanding of how these internal and external factors interact to impact on innovativeness. This paper reviews relevant literature on innovation, organisational culture, organisational climate and leadership style while examining how they combine with external factors to promote innovation in construction support services organisations. The study particularly focuses on the role of key organisational actors with responsibility for developing a climate to facilitate innovation at the divisional or business unit level. The review reveals that efforts to develop a climate that promotes innovation championing behaviour among project managers will be influenced by the organizational culture, leadership style and the extent of external influence on project delivery. The study further reveals the importance of middle managers in promoting innovation. A methodology is presented for examining the role of this key managerial constituency and the ways in which they can enable or impede the innovation process.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherCIB Task Group.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of CIB World Building Congressen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectConstruction support services-
dc.subjectInnovation championing-
dc.subjectInnovation climate middle management-
dc.subjectOrganisational culture-
dc.titleIdentifying the factors that influence innovation championing behaviour in construction support services organisations: a review of the role of middle managementen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailKissi, J: john.kissi@mouchel.comen_US
dc.identifier.emailLiu, A: ammliu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLiu, A=rp01432en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros188782en_US
dc.identifier.spage434-
dc.identifier.epage446-
dc.description.otherThe 2010 World Congress of CIB on Building a Better World, University of Salford, Salford, U.K., 10-14 May 2010. In Proceedings: TG65 and W065 - Special Track. 18th CIB World Building Congress, 2010, p. 434-446-

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