Adoption of alternative transport technologies in the construction industry

M.J.M. Habets, Johannes T. Voordijk, Peter van der Sijde

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This research examines how the construction industry adopts alternative transport technologies. This paper presents the general characteristics of the adopter and what his perceptions are towards innovative transport technologies. The study focused on four rates of innovation, related tot alternative transport technologies. The results show that 83% of the respondents choose innovation over no innovation; more than half of the respondents choose an innovation that can be characterized as “architectural”. Further, the perceived benefits of the innovation characteristics for an incremental innovation are higher then the perceived benefits for an architectural or radical innovation. Finally, from the ventures that chose to innovate, smaller companies prefer an architectural - more challenging - innovation rather then an incremental innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoving up the value chain
Subtitle of host publicationInternational EurOMA Conference, 13th, 18-21 June 2006, Glasgow
EditorsB. Mendibil, A. Shamsuddin
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Strathclyde
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0-947649-52-2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2006
Event13th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2006: Moving up the value chain - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 18 Jun 200621 Jun 2006
Conference number: 13


Conference13th International Annual EurOMA Conference 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Transport technologies
  • Adoption processes
  • Construction industry


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