Stimulating Innovations in Alliances: Case Study of Infrastructure Construction

Matti Pihlajamaa, Riikka Kaipia, Anna Aminoff

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Abstract

This paper discusses how a company stimulates innovations by suppliers in infrastructure construction by using an alliance model. In this industry, the designers and contractors have traditionally worked separately, and projects have been precisely defined in advance. Construction projects that use an alliance model excel in terms of costs, profit, improved solutions, and total cost of ownership. In this paper we show how open communication, shared targets, responsibilities and profits, and interactive ways of working enhance idea and innovation generation, and enable the change from competition-oriented to collaboration-oriented mode of operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management
Publication date2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
Event2016 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management (P&OM) - Havana International Conference Center, Havana, Cuba
Duration: 06.09.201610.09.2016
Conference number: 5

Keywords

  • 512 Business and Management
  • alliance
  • innovation
  • construction

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    Pihlajamaa, M., Kaipia, R., & Aminoff, A. (2016). Stimulating Innovations in Alliances: Case Study of Infrastructure Construction. In 5th World Conference on Production and Operations Management