The power of the institution: Overcoming barriers to the diffusion of low carbon innovation in the construction industry



Jervis, , Moxham, and Meehan, J ORCID: 0000-0001-6730-9350
(2016) The power of the institution: Overcoming barriers to the diffusion of low carbon innovation in the construction industry. In: 3rd International EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chains Forum,, 2016-04-11 - 2016-04-12, Lancaster University Management School.

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Abstract

The construction industry is responsible for approximately 50 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions globally (Ramesh et al., 2010). Prior strategies to limit emissions in the industry have been primarily technological. Despite an abundance of life cycle analysis technology (LCA) none have achieved widespread uptake suggesting that adoption barriers may be due to behavioural characteristics rather technological shortcomings. This paper explores the impact that institutional pressures have on the behavioural expectations in the construction industry regarding low carbon innovation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Unspecified)
Uncontrolled Keywords: construction industry, sustainability
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2016 14:17
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 08:34
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3000170