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A hierarchical structural model of assessing innovation and project performance

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Authors
Dulaimi, Mohammed Fadhil; Nepal, Madhav Prasad; Park, Moon-Seo
Issue Date
2005
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Citation
Construction Management and Economics, 23(6), 565-77
Keywords
Championsinnovationorganizational climateproject manager
Abstract
Research in construction innovation highlights construction industry as having many barriers and resistance to
innovations and suggests that it needs champions. A hierarchical structural model is presented, to assess the
impact of the role of the project manager (PM) on the levels of innovation and project performance. The model
adopts the structural equation modelling technique and uses the survey data collected from PMs and project
team members working for general contractors in Singapore. The model fits well to the observed data,
accounting for 24%, 37% and 49% of the variance in championing behaviour, the level of innovation and
project performance, respectively. The results of this study show the importance of the championing role of
PMs in construction innovation. However, in order to increase their effectiveness, such a role should be
complemented by their competency and professionalism, tactical use of influence tactics, and decision
authority. Moreover, senior management should provide adequate resources and a sustained support to
innovation and create a conducive environment or organizational culture that nurtures and facilitates the PM’s
role in the construction project as a champion of innovation.
ISSN
0144-6193 (print)
1466-433X (online)
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/18595
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/01446190500126684
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