English, Article edition: ADOPTION OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY THIJS HABETS; PETER VAN DER SIJDE; HANS VOORDIJK

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  • ADOPTION OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES IN THE ROAD CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
Author
  • THIJS HABETS
  • PETER VAN DER SIJDE
  • HANS VOORDIJK
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  • article
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  • New procurement methods encourage the adoption of innovative production technologies. This triggers the need for entrepreneurship in the construction industry. The purpose of this study is to provide insights into the adoption processes of a particular set of new production technologies in the Dutch road construction industry and the factors affecting these processes. An entrepreneurship in networks (EiN) model and the perceived benefits of Rogers are incorporated into one framework. From the total population 55% participated in this study. The results show that 83% of the respondents preferred innovation over no innovation. From the companies that chose to innovate, typically, the smaller companies preferred an architectural â more challenging â innovation.
  • Production technologies, road construction industry, innovation adoption, entrepreneurship
  • RePEc:wsi:ijitmx:v:04:y:2007:i:03:p:283-303
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  • English
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