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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 11 May 2006|
|Event||14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands|
Duration: 11 May 2006 → 13 May 2006
Conference number: 14
|Conference||14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006|
|Period||11/05/06 → 13/05/06|
- Construction industry
- Adoption processes
- Transport technologies
Habets, M. J. M., van der Sijde, P., & Voordijk, J. T. (2006). Adoption of alternative transport technologies in the construction industry. Paper presented at 14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006, Enschede, Netherlands.