Improving technology transfer in the Australian construction industry

Thorpe, David and Ryan, Neal (2006) Improving technology transfer in the Australian construction industry. In: Clients driving construction innovation: moving ideas into practice. Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 303-312. ISBN 1-7410712-803


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The construction industry is a significant component of the Australian economy. One of the features of this industry is that many of its member organisations are small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

This paper describes a review of technology transfer in the construction industry, with particular attention to the innovation lifecyle, technology transfer in the construction industry both internationally and in Australia, managing technology transfer in SMEs and the construction industry, and propsoed research at the time of writing into technology transfer in the construction industry.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:58
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 03:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction, innovation, SME, lifecycle, technology transfer
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management

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