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Towards increased innovativeness and sustainability through organizational culture: A case study of a Finnish construction business
Department of Production, University of Vaasa, Vaasa, Finland.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Environmental Technology and Management. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8006-3236
2017 (English)In: Journal of Cleaner Production, ISSN 0959-6526, E-ISSN 1879-1786, Vol. 142, 3184-3193 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the Finnish construction business, innovation management is considered to be difficult. However, cultural transition towards more innovative and creative thinking in construction industry can have vital impact on sustainability nationally and globally. There is an urgent need to examine at a more detailed level innovativeness in the construction companies and especially the manager's abilities to manage innovative organizational culture. It appears that lacks in managing culture and people with difficulties to understand key elements of innovativeness in organizational context seems to be a barrier towards increased innovativeness. The main finding is that the managers in construction industry cannot manage or create culture towards innovativeness. Therefore, there is major sector level lacks in innovativeness that have negative impact on societal change towards sustainability. This paper focus on managing organizational culture to reveal innovativeness in the case company that is vital for sustainability.

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Elsevier, 2017. Vol. 142, 3184-3193 p.
Keyword [en]
Construction; Organizational culture; Innovation; Sustainability; Transition
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Construction Management
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-133158DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.151ISI: 000391516300070OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-133158DiVA: diva2:1055106
Available from: 2016-12-11 Created: 2016-12-11 Last updated: 2017-02-15Bibliographically approved

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