Factors Limiting the Full-scale Adoption of Process and Product Innovation in the Nigerian Construction Industry

  • Emmanuel Chidiebere Eze
      Federal University of Technology Minna
    • Onyinye SOFOLAHAN
        Quantity Surveying Department, Lagos State Polytechnic, Lagos state, Nigeria
      • Adesoji Anthony ADEGBOYEGA
          Quantity Surveying Department, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi, Nigeria
        • Kenneth John SAIDU
            Quantity Surveying Department, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria

          Abstract

          Purpose- The aim of this study is to assess the factors limiting the full-scale adoption of process and product innovation by construction organizations in Nigeria with a view to suggesting probable ways of eliminating them

          Design/Methodology- The study adopted a questionnaire survey approach in which data were collected from the participants using simple random sampling techniques in the study area. Frequency, percentage, mean item score, and Independent sample T-test was used to analyze the gathered data.

          Findings- It was found that poor funding, poor support and commitment from management, fragmented nature of the construction business, poor coordination and communication among project participants, lack of qualified and experienced staff and the unwillingness of clients to pay for innovative ideas are the factors limiting innovations in construction.

          Practical Implications- The outcome of this study will give the management of construction-based organizations an insight into the major limiting factors of innovation, so that appropriate strategies for overcoming them could be developed at the conception stage of construction projects.

          Keywords:
          Construction Industry Barriers Innovation Contractors Consultants

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          Article History
          Received: 2019-04-15
          Published: 2019-05-14
          How to Cite
          Eze , E. C., SOFOLAHAN, O., ADEGBOYEGA, A. A., & SAIDU, K. J. (2019). Factors Limiting the Full-scale Adoption of Process and Product Innovation in the Nigerian Construction Industry. SEISENSE Journal of Management, 2(3), 67-81. https://doi.org/10.33215/sjom.v2i3.145

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