The Leitmotif of Building-Products Innovation in Finland: From Commercial Technology Exploitation to Sustainable Development

Heli Koukkari, Finn Orstavik

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Abstract

The Chapter explores how building product manufacturers have perceived the innovation context in Finland since the 1960s when many modern construction technologies started to emerge. The analysis is based on qualitative data from a project considering the knowledge interaction between product manufacturers and research organisations. It could be concluded that the Finnish construction sector including its related manufacturing and service sectors has been a pioneer in adopting environmental and sustainability concepts and developing new approaches thanks to multidiscipline and forwardlooking interaction between various stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Innovation
EditorsFinn Orstavik, Andrew Dainty, Carl Abbott
PublisherWiley
Chapter13
Pages181-202
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-118-65568-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-118-65553-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2015
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

Keywords

  • construction product
  • innovation
  • manufacture
  • sustainable construction
  • case study

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    Koukkari, H., & Orstavik, F. (2015). The Leitmotif of Building-Products Innovation in Finland: From Commercial Technology Exploitation to Sustainable Development. In F. Orstavik, A. Dainty, & C. Abbott (Eds.), Construction Innovation (pp. 181-202). Wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118655689.ch13