Innovation and learning in complex offshore construction projects

Innovation and learning in complex offshore construction projects Concern about the poor performance of the construction industry, in the UK and elsewhere, is coming at a time when its customers are demanding more and projects are becoming increasingly complex. Many of the industry's performance problems stem from inadequate inter-organisational co-operation. The paper explores the problems and solutions in aligning the construction industry more closely to its customers in CoPS-type projects. Using the example of a high value, high complexity offshore oilfield construction project, the paper examines the use of ‘partnering’ as a tool for stimulating performance gains at the project level and innovation and learning benefits at the organisational level. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research Policy Elsevier

Innovation and learning in complex offshore construction projects

Research Policy, Volume 29 (7) – Aug 1, 2000

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2000 Elsevier Science B.V.
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0048-7333
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10.1016/S0048-7333(00)00115-3
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Abstract

Concern about the poor performance of the construction industry, in the UK and elsewhere, is coming at a time when its customers are demanding more and projects are becoming increasingly complex. Many of the industry's performance problems stem from inadequate inter-organisational co-operation. The paper explores the problems and solutions in aligning the construction industry more closely to its customers in CoPS-type projects. Using the example of a high value, high complexity offshore oilfield construction project, the paper examines the use of ‘partnering’ as a tool for stimulating performance gains at the project level and innovation and learning benefits at the organisational level.

Journal

Research PolicyElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2000

References

  • Organisational learning and inter-firm partnering in the UK construction industry
    Barlow, J.; Jashapara, M.; Cohen, M.
  • Product complexity, innovation and industrial organisation
    Hobday, M.

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