An investigation on the implementation of product development process models in construction companies

Patricia Tzortzopoulos, Martin Sexton

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Abstract

Process models have been developed by academia and industry to enhance design and construction activities. However, effective and widespread adoption and use of such models in practice has been limited. This research investigated the dynamics of product development process (PDP) models implementation in construction companies. Four case studies were undertaken, and key findings emphasize the need to consider the design and implementation of PDP models in an integrated fashion within the organizational context in which it takes place; and the need for a shift in the role of PDP models from a rational 'planning and control' perspective to a softer 'learning' approach.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1151-1162
Number of pages12
JournalConstruction Management and Economics
Volume25
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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