Innovation in the Japanese construction industry

a 1995 appraisal

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    • Construction industry -- Industrial capacity -- Japan.,
    • Construction industry -- Technological innovations -- Japan.
    • Edition Notes

      Statementproject sponsors, Asia Pacific Technology Program, Office of Technology Policy, Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ... [et al.].
      SeriesNIST special publication ;, 898
      ContributionsAsia-Pacific Technology Program (U.S.), National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
      LC ClassificationsQC100 .U57 no. 898, HD9715.J2 .U57 no. 898
      The Physical Object
      Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL575039M
      LC Control Number96162232

Using data from Finland and the Community Innovation Survey 4 (CIS4) the paper characterises core and non-core construction activities, and shows how the sector's composition, structure, value.   Susumu Isoda, University of Reading, UK. This study explores and compares the business models and financial structures of leading international construction firms. Its purpose is to identify the key determinants behind the declining presence of Japanese contractors in international markets.. Financial ratio analysis indicates that there are no major differences in liquidity and leverage .   The use of 3-D printing in construction is a hot topic in the industry, and news of the Apis Cor came soon after another high-profile house printer, WASP's Big Delta. Stay informed. Subscribe to. With these four dimensions an integrated model of innovation management in construction companies can be built up (fig. 1). It provided the framework for both the investigation and the conceptual phase. Figure 1: The integrated model of innovation management in construction companies means and tools fostering innovations organizational structure.

  Evolution of large‐scale industrialisation and service innovation in Japanese prefabrication industry. Construction Innovation, 12, MCHARG, I. L. This is a list of notable companies based in further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Japan".Note that 株式会社 can be (and frequently is) read both kabushiki kaisha and kabushiki gaisha (with or without a hyphen). With particular regard to the Japanese construction industry, reference is made to the links with enterprise groups and trading companies, the domestic protected market, construction and management methods, and contract management, and comments are made on Cited by: Japanese Management and International Studies Japanese Project Management, pp. () No Access Development of a Service Model for the Japanese Construction Industry — Application to Business Innovation and Improvement Activities for Building Renewal.

Innovation in the Japanese Chemical Industry IUPAC CHEMRAWN XVI at F. Lack of industry’s MOT innovation model responding to a new age Economy Activation Project [ Main Issues] se Government is now going to improve the science and technology policy.   How can the construction industry find new ways of innovating tools for the trade or to improve productivity? Sometimes, the answer is not in the black, but in the white space between the : Erin Joyce. The notion that innovation in information technology could spark a revitalization of the Japanese economy became a hot topic in , and the Japanese government announced an e-Japan Strategy for creating a knowledge emergent society in January However, just when a consensus seemed to be emerging regarding the importance of IT innovation in Japan, the country's IT industries were deeply.   In this book, a comparison of the independent innovation modes of China, Japan and South Korea is presented. The ability, mode and track are defined clearly. The efficient path of Chinese independent innovation is put forward through case studies.

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Abstract. This state-of-the-art overview describes the influence of Japan's largest design and construction firms on the industry at large. Pointing to actual examples and case studies, Webster outlines the firms' technological capabilities, their research and development activities, and various aspects of Japan's industry in comparison with the United States.

A best-seller in Japan, now available in English. This entertaining and informative book offers new insights into the Japanese construction industry: how it markets itself, how it manages itself and outside design firms, and how it has extended its international reach so by: This happens to be the picture of the construction industry in Japan and, as one can imagine, even in a country with a burgeoning industrial base and a gigantic trade surplus to spur on government investment in domestic construction projects, the need to maintain and increase yearly revenues must create tremendous pressures on these giant Author: Sidney M.

Levy. Get this from a library. Innovation in the Japanese construction industry: a appraisal. [Asia-Pacific Technology Program (U.S.); National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.);].

construction industry. U.S. startups focusing on care products and services for the elderly are tapping into the graying Japanese market, where more than 35 million people are over the age of. Innovation has a valuable place in the construction industry and the contracting organization.

It can add value not only to the customer approach and market positioning, but also in both operations and tactical applications on the ground. Creativity and innovation flourish when the employees are committed to the company and its direction. Construction innovation is an important but contested concept, both in industry practice and academic reflection and research.

A fundamental reason for this is the nature of the construction industry itself: the industry and the value creation activities taking place there are multi-disciplinary, heterogeneous, distributed and often fragmented. This book takes a new approach to construction.

The Innovation report from Balfour Beatty looked at 10 predictions for innovation in the construction industry, and the results were telling – as the industry continues to embrace innovation, robotics, automation and disruptive ideas will emerge resulting in a much faster, safer and environmentally friendly construction industry.

Innovation is a wide concept that includes improvements in processes, products or involves incorporating new ideas which generate changes that help solve the needs of a company and so increase its competitiveness. The application of innovation to the construction industry is not straight forward, despite the importance of this sector in the development and growth of the wider economy.

Get this from a library. Innovation in Japanese prefabricated house-building industries. [Great Britain. Overseas Science and Technology Expert Mission.; Construction Industry. The UK construction industry has a problem with innovation.

The government has reported that in contractors invested a mere £37M in innovation1. There is no shortage of bright people and new technologies in the industry, but neither is there evidence that we are delivering better projects or improving productivity.

In Japan, the mainstay of infrastructure development is the construction industry, which employed percent of the labor force in and contributed some percent of the two oil crises ( and ) in the s, construction investment turned sluggish, and the share of construction investment in GNP decreasedhowever, business expanded through investor.

Japanese words for innovation include 革新, 改革, 改変, 更新 and 技術革新. Find more Japanese words at. in Japanese construction industry, advanced technologies have been introduced to improve construction efficiency as a fusion of prefabrication, information, automation and construction technology.

In the end of ’s, large construction companies started to develop super high-rise building systems and industrialized building systems reflectingCited by: 5. There are general model studies for adoption of innovations [1,2,3,4,5], innovation adoption models as well as model studies for the adoption of innovations in the construction industry [6, 7,8,9.

As discussed in Chapter 2, government's interests and activities in regard to new building technology can be enhanced to be an even more positive force for r, the value of government action in this area depends on the overall responsiveness of the U.S.

building-related industries to new technology. Innovation in construction is essential for growth. The industry strives to remain competitive using a variety of approaches and needs to engage structured initiatives linked to proven innovation concepts, techniques and applications.

Even in mature markets like the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector, where business behaviour is generally considered as being risk averse. Based on the review of construction innovation literature by Dickinson et al. (), studies on construction innovation so far lack a specific focus on the level of analysis, stage of lifecycle, and sector.

According to Barrett et al. () innovation can be observed at three different levels namely the sector, business and project Size: KB.

"Development of a Service Model for the Japanese Construction Industry — Application to Business Innovation and Improvement Activities for Building Renewal," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: Shigenobu Ohara & Takayuki Asada (ed.), Japanese Project Management KPM — Innovation, Development and Improvement, chap pagesWorld Cited by: 1.

Thomas Linner Thomas Bock, (),"Evolution of large-scale industrialisation and service innovation in Japanese prefabrication industry", Construction Innovation, Vol. 12 Iss 2 pp. The engineering and construction (E&C) industry has had a robust year, and E&C firms have been positioned as active participants in building the smart, connected future.

Overall market growth is expected to continue through as construction spending follows the overall GDP growth rate.

While firm revenues are steadily rising, the bottom Author: Michelle Meisels. We learn how the industry began and about its methods for building cars and the modern American marketplace.

Along the way there were many missteps and challenges-the Edsel, the fuel crisis, and the ascendancy of Japanese cars in the s. The industry met these types of problems with new techniques and by: Construction innovation is becoming essential for transformation of the UK industry, delivering value throughout the supply chain and delighting the end customer with the final outcome.

In times of rapidly changing markets, technologies and communications, construction firms have become increasingly reliant upon innovations and improvement. Construction industry in general Project management in the construction industry is project dominated as it involves constructing a unique architecture one at a time [11].

It involves planning, controlling and coordinating from tendering until handing over of the project, and at the same time, putting balanced weightage quality, time, scope and Cited by: 1.

and service innovation within the construction industry (Linner & Bock, ). Although individual aspects of innovation in construction have been discussed a comprehensive framework that can be used for the systemic classification and generation of innovation in the.

In Japan, construction companies rarely compete on price, requiring consumers to amass substantial savings before they can afford a single-family home. Encouraging a secondary housing market and establishing standard designs, methods, and materials would give the residential construction industry the push it needs to become more productive.

Part I The Evolution of Technology, Markets, and Industry 1 1 Technology and Industry Evolution 3 Rajshree Agarwal and Mary Tripsas 2 The Evolution of Markets: Innovation Adoption, Diffusion, Market Growth, New Product Entry, and Competitor Responses 57 Venkatesh Shankar Part II The Development and Introduction of New Products This book explores innovation in the U.S.

construction-related industries (i.e., design services, construction, building materials and products manufacture, and facilities operation and maintenance) and recommends a strategy for fostering new technology.

Keywords- Construction Industry, Construction Innovation 1 INTRODUCTION The construction industry is being increasingly challenged to successfully innovate in order to satisfy the aspirations and needs of society and clients, and to improve the competitiveness (Latham, ).

Number of definitions is given for innovation within the literature. The implications for analysis of innovation in construction of theoretical developments in industrial organisation are considered in this research, as an attempt to outline a new approach to construction innovation incorporating the ideas found in knowledge based, technology centred models.

The paper firstly summarises characteristics of the construction industry, focusing on their effects on. Indeed, although design-build and public-private partnerships are intended to foster innovation, “least cost” often trumps “best value” in the selection process, Hillman says.

How Eight Conglomerates Dominate Japanese Industry Each keiretsu can have as many as 30 sub-companies—from breweries to camera and .Rattan Chadha, the founder of fashion company MEXX and Michael Levie, a hotel industry veteran, teamed up with Hans Meyer, a hotel development specialist, Campagne corporate strategist Klaas van Lookeren, and architect and interior designer Rob Wagemans to launch the new concept.