Adoption of alternative transport technologies in the construction industry

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

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Abstract

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
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2006
Event14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006 - University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: 11 May 200613 May 2006
Conference number: 14

Conference

Conference14th Annual High Technology Small Firms Conference, HTSF 2006
Abbreviated titleHTSF
CountryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period11/05/0613/05/06

Keywords

  • Construction industry
  • Adoption processes
  • Transport technologies

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    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.