Bart Bossink

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Various drivers of construction innovation are distinguished and classified in four distinctive categories: environmental pressure, technological capability, knowledge exchange, and boundary spanning. Innovation drivers in these categories are active at the transfirm, intrafirm, and interfirm level in the network of organizations in the construction(More)
Sustainable urban development is a wicked problem. On the basis of three case studies, we conclude that institutional entrepreneurs play an important role in sustainable urban development. The question we address is how institutional entrepreneurs do this. We theorize and find six tactics that entrepreneurs employ to influence both formal and informal(More)
Organizations that choose or are forced to innovate in co-operation with other organizations, go through four stages of co-innovation strategy development. The stages are successively: (1) autonomous strategy making: organizations develop strategies on their own, (11) co-operative strategy making: organizations concentrate on developing innovation(More)
Quality management practices support the management of strategically important innovation processes. This conclusion is based on empirical research in the Dutch constnrction industty. A large-scale irmovative construction project is intensively studied during a three-year period. The quality management practices that are used in this project to support the(More)
This article presents four basic innovation leadership styles: charismatic, instrumental, strategic and interactive innovation leadership. The leadership styles and their characteristics relate to process and product innovations in construction projects. A theoretical framework which synthesizes these relations – enables explorative research into the(More)
Theory-driven and theory-based studies on innovation in China are relatively scarce. Most innovation studies about Chinese business are based on Chinese policy and government programmes and their results. This special issue of Technology Analysis and Strategic Management explores China’s indigenous innovation strategy and suggests a research agenda that(More)
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