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Innovationer i byggprocessen – risk eller möjlighet ur ett konsultperspektiv?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Innovations in the construction process - risk or opportunity from a consulting perspective? (English)
Abstract [en]

The consultant in the construction process may have an important role in the innovation development. The purpose of this study is to investigate what impact on innovation in the construction process consultants might have. It also illustrates how innovation can be managed and distributed on the basis of consultant's role. It also discusses the diffusion of innovation from the consultant's involvement in both "ordinary" and R&D projects. On a consulting firm in Uppsala qualitative interviews were conducted with several employees. It appears that the "major innovations" usually takes place in the R&D projects. For a consulting firm with technology competence it can be centrally to present competitive offer, which is one reason to strive for innovation. The study shows that a consultancy firms participating can strengthen their skills. It is important that the consulting firm becomes aware of new materials and products. The construction industry is considered to have a low degree of innovation in comparison to other industries. Many actors continue with old and well-known methods to avoid risks and costs. The construction industries have a complex system with a number of actors involved in different parts of a project. There is no clear culture to bring further innovations to action. The type of contract in project is considered to have an impact on the ability to influence innovations. To strengthen the consulting companies, the opportunity to work with initiatives for innovation and to hold a dialogue with employees about innovative work, developing new methods and techniques are important.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 77 p.
Series
TVETVE, TVE 15 019 maj
Keyword [sv]
innovation, byggprocessen, innovationsspridning, konsultföretag, byggbranschen
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-295712DiVA: diva2:934511
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Bjerking AB
Educational program
Master Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation
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Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-08 Last updated: 2016-06-09Bibliographically approved

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