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Article: Tales of the expected: Investigating the rhetorical strategies of innovation champions

TitleTales of the expected: Investigating the rhetorical strategies of innovation champions
Authors
KeywordsImpression management
Innovation
Innovation champion
Legitimacy
Rhetorical strategies
Issue Date2008
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01446193.asp
Citation
Construction Management And Economics, 2008, v. 26 n. 10, p. 1043-1054 How to Cite?
AbstractInnovation continues to be high on the agenda in construction. It is widely considered to be an essential prerequisite of improved performance both for the sector at large and for individual firms. Success stories dominate the parts of the academic literature that rely heavily on the recollections of key individuals. A complementary interpretation focuses on the way innovation champions in hindsight interpret, justify and legitimize the diffusion of innovations. Emphasis is put on the temporal dimension of interpretation and how this links to rhetorical strategies and impression management tactics. Rhetorical theories are drawn upon to analyse the accounts given by innovation champions in seven facilities management organizations. In particular, the three persuasive appeals in classic rhetoric are used to highlight the rhetorical justifications mobilized in the descriptions of what took place. The findings demonstrate the usefulness of rhetorical theories in complementing studies of innovation.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146360
ISSN
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.967
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dc.contributor.authorLeiringer, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorCardellino, Pen_HK
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dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationConstruction Management And Economics, 2008, v. 26 n. 10, p. 1043-1054en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0144-6193en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146360-
dc.description.abstractInnovation continues to be high on the agenda in construction. It is widely considered to be an essential prerequisite of improved performance both for the sector at large and for individual firms. Success stories dominate the parts of the academic literature that rely heavily on the recollections of key individuals. A complementary interpretation focuses on the way innovation champions in hindsight interpret, justify and legitimize the diffusion of innovations. Emphasis is put on the temporal dimension of interpretation and how this links to rhetorical strategies and impression management tactics. Rhetorical theories are drawn upon to analyse the accounts given by innovation champions in seven facilities management organizations. In particular, the three persuasive appeals in classic rhetoric are used to highlight the rhetorical justifications mobilized in the descriptions of what took place. The findings demonstrate the usefulness of rhetorical theories in complementing studies of innovation.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/01446193.aspen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofConstruction Management and Economicsen_HK
dc.rightsThis is a pre-print version of the article: Leiringer, R. and Cardellino, P. (2008). Tales of the expected: investigating the rhetorical strategies of innovation champions. Construction Management and Economics, 26(10), 1043–1054. DOI:10.1080/01446190802389394 The article is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com.eproxy1.lib.hku.hk/doi/pdf/10.1080/01446190802389394-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectImpression managementen_HK
dc.subjectInnovationen_HK
dc.subjectInnovation championen_HK
dc.subjectLegitimacyen_HK
dc.subjectRhetorical strategiesen_HK
dc.titleTales of the expected: Investigating the rhetorical strategies of innovation championsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLeiringer, R:roine.leiringer@chalmers.seen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume26en_HK
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