Redefining ICT embeddedness in the construction industry: Maximising technology diffusion capabilities to support agility
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AbstractArchitecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) research often engages linear approaches for embedding/implementing/diffusing new technology into existing business systems and processes. However, developments in information and communication technology (ICT) often fail to deliver their full potential for a number of reasons. This paper presents these challenges and highlights the need to embrace equifinality as part of a structured approach for improving impact diffusion. The central tenet and foci of this work rests with the optimisation of AEC business agility. Given this, a multiple case study approach using three large construction organisations (in Turkey) was used to capture primary data from 30 respondents – representing viewpoints from three management levels: Top Management, Middle Management and First Line Management. Findings are presented in the form of a conceptual framework, the details of which highlight the constructs needed [inter alia ICT adoption/diffusion] to develop organisational: i) responsiveness, ii) flexibility and iii) corporate competence.
CitationGoulding, J., Mohammed, A. and Volkan, E. (2020) Redefining ICT embeddedness in the construction industry: Maximising technology diffusion capabilities to support agility, Building Research and Information 48(8), pp.922-944
PublisherTaylor & Francis
JournalBuilding Research and Information
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Building Research and Information on 27/01/2020, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09613218.2019.1709786 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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