How can innovation in the construction industry be strengthened? What instruments and approaches are being used by governments to promote it? What works and under what circumstances? These key questions have profound implications. This book presents a framework for the analysis of innovation models and systems in construction and an international comparison of these systems, with a focus on their application in practical policy development.
Preface. Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Analytical Framework. Chapter 3. International Practice in Construction Innovation Systems. Chapter 4. Argentina. Chapter 5. Australia. Chapter 6. Brazil. Chapter 7. Canada. Chapter 8. Chile. Chapter 9. Denmark. Chapter 10. Finland. Chapter 11. France. Chapter 12. Germany. Chapter 13. Japan. Chapter 14. Portugal. Chapter 15. The Netherlands. Chapter 16. South Africa. Chapter 17. United Kingdom. Chapter 18. USA. Chapter 19. Public Policy Context and Trends. Chapter 20. Conclusion. Chapter 21. Keyword Index. Chapter 22. Bibliography.
This series consists of a carefully selection of state-of-the-art research books derived from CIB activities.
CIB, the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, was established in 1953 to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between governmental research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.
CIB has since developed into a world-wide network of over 5000 experts from about 500 member organisations active in the research community, in industry or in education, who cooperate and exchange information in over 50 CIB Commissions and Task Groups covering all fields in building and construction related research and innovation.