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  • 1.
    Andersson, Annika
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
    Learn not to learn: A way of keeping budgets and deadlines in ERP projects?2008In: Enterprise Information Systems, ISSN 1751-7575, E-ISSN 1751-7583, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 77-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper takes as its point of departure the conflict between the project as an organisational form for time-limited task execution and the project as an organisational form for triggering knowledge development and learning. The aim of the paper is to explore how knowledge developed in ERP projects can be managed, as well as to identify potential influences on the management of knowledge developed in the project process. Qualitative data has been collected through interviews, document studies, and participant observations. The paper presents evidence that problems of keeping to budgets and timelines in ERP projects can depend on the fact that knowledge developed in the project process is also exploited in the project process. In order to bridge the conflict between the project as a time-limited form for task execution and an organisational form for knowledge development and learning, three tentative strategies for exploiting knowledge developed in the project process are suggested.

  • 2.
    Bosch, Petra
    et al.
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Isaksson, Anders
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    Lennartsson, Martin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Hinder och drivkrafter för BIM i medelstora entreprenadföretag. SBUF-rapport 130692016Report (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Bosch-Sijtsema, Petra
    et al.
    Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, division Construction Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Isaksson, Anders
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, division of Innovation and R&D Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Lennartsson, Martin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Barriers and facilitators for BIM use among Swedish medium-sized contractors: We wait until someone tells us to use it2017In: Visualization in Engineering, ISSN 2213-7459, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: The pace of diffusion of BIM (Building Information Modelling) use is considered to increase with governmentalinitiatives in which public clients in countries like Finland, Singapore, United Kingdom, and Sweden begin requiring BIM as apart of the project delivery. Currently, larger contractor firms use BIM to a certain extent. However, BIM use by mid-sizedcontractor firms (that is, firms with 50–500 employees that can successfully compete with larger contractors on projects costinga maximum of 50 million Euros) is relatively unknown. Hence, the aim of the paper is to explore current use and perceivedconstraints and driving forces of BIM-implementation with respect to mid-sized contractors.

    Methods: A mixed method approach was applied, and data was collected through an interview study and a survey involvingchief executive officers or their closest sub-ordinates in mid-sized contractor firms in Sweden. The survey was based on atechnology-, organization-, and environment framework that is used in information systems research to study the use of inter-organizational information systems. The total population of firms in the survey corresponded to 104. The study presented thepreliminary results based on 32 answers (with a 31% response rate).

    Results: Fifty-eight percent of the surveyed respondents stated that they had been involved in a project in which BIM wasused in some manner. The most commonly used application included visualization, which also facilitates coordination andcommunication. The biggest perceived constraints involved partners that did not use BIM, lack of demand from clients, andthe absence of internal demand in the company. With respect tothe two last obstacles, significant differences existedbetween users and non-users. The most common perceived driving forces included the fact that BIM is perceived as ameans to follow technical development and that BIMprovides competitive advantages to the company.

    Conclusions: It is concluded that the main driver responsible for BIM-implementation is mainly determined by anindividual’s subjective positive or negative evaluation of BIM, instead of external pressure from clients and partners or by theinternal capacity and knowledge to use BIM.

  • 4.
    De Goey, Heleen
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Built Environment.
    Engström, Dan
    Swerea IVF.
    Lennartsson, Martin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Built Environment.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Built Environment.
    Design Thinking as Facilitator for Sustainable Innovation: Exploring Opportunities at SMEs in the Swedish Wood Products Industry2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Design thinking (DT) is the application of design practice as an approach to innovate and initiate change. Recently, DT has received increasing attention as an approach to address sustainability challenges. However, this area is less studied. The purpose of this study was to explore how DT could enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Swedish wood products industry to create more sustainable offers. Various actors from this industry have identified the need to develop sustainable offers, although few discuss how this is realized. Interviews have been conducted with six SMEs to increase understanding on challenges they perceive with developing sustainable products. Current practice is compared to potential benefits of DT described in literature. Three main benefits of DT for SMEs have been identified. It could enable SMEs [1] to redefine the purpose of their offers, [2] to better address needs and [3] to address conflicting requirements regarding sustainability.

  • 5.
    Elbanna, Amany
    et al.
    Royal Holloway University, London.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Built Environment.
    The formation of technology mental models: the case of voluntary use of technology in organizational setting2015In: Information Systems Frontiers, ISSN 1387-3326, E-ISSN 1572-9419, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 95-108Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of information systems in organisationspresents one of the early signs of success. Hundreds of studieshave generated a wealth of knowledge on systems use across abroad range of technologies and theoretical approaches.However, new types of technologies and organisations continueto pose challenges to systems use. The case of opensystems that are offered to users on a voluntary basis presentsone of those challenges for two reasons: 1) the systems areopen in the sense that they could be configured in many waysdepending on users finding use cases and possible applications;2) the system use is voluntary and hence there is noorganisational push. They bring users’ choice and active findingof use cases to the centre of their success. This studyquestions why and how users choose to engage (or not toengage) with open technology on a voluntary basis and howand why its use options and potential unfold? It examines alongitudinal case study (1994–2012) on the voluntary use oftelemedicine. The findings reveal that users’ perception ofopen technology in a voluntary setting is formed through acontinuous interplay between users’ technology mentalmodels, professional identity, institutional traditions and arrangementsand work practices. If perceived to be in contradictionwith professional identity, institutional traditions andarrangements or work practices, users’ technology mentalmodels are fixated on the misfit and the misfit is therebyreinforced. Hence, users do not try to find use cases or thinkof possible applications. However, institutional entrepreneurscould break this self-fulfilling prophecy by influencing boththe technology mental models of users and the institutionalarrangements.

  • 6.
    Elbanna, Amany
    et al.
    Royal Holloway University of London, School of Management, United Kingdom.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Tracing Success in the Voluntary Use of Open Technology in Organisational Setting2013In: Grand Successes and Failures in IT. Public and Private Sectors: IFIP WG 8.6 International Working Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2013, Bangalore, India, June 27-29, 2013. Proceedings / [ed] Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Helle Zinner Henriksen, David Wastell, Rahul De’, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg , 2013, p. 89-104Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Explaining success and failure of IT initiatives is a subject with long tradition in the information system field. However, users’ drivers and motivation of the adoption of voluntary open-ended technology has been understudied. It is not clear why users would choose to adopt a new voluntary technology and how and why its use options and possibility unfold. In this paper these questions are examined through the analysis of a longitudinal case study (1994-2012) of telemedicine adoption in a northern Swedish county. The findings reveal that it is not sufficient to make an open voluntary technology available for its users, or passively demand them to use the technology. Successful use would occur through a continuous interplay between users’ technology mental models and their organisational setting and work practices. When in contradiction with the latter, users would not consider the system and hence its use could fade away. Institutional entrepreneurs who have the ability to imagine new and different possibilities and encourage organisational members to experiment and explore possible use and benefit from the technology could influence the initial mental model.

  • 7.
    Isaksson, Anders
    et al.
    Department of Technology Management and Economics, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Environmental considerations in the Swedish building and construction industry: the role of costs, institutional setting, and information2018In: Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, ISSN 1566-4910, E-ISSN 1573-7772, Vol. 33, no 4, p. 615-632Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite increasing evidence that being an environment-friendly company not only benefits the environment but also makes long-term economic sense, the transition to a more sustainable society is extremely slow. This is true of the building and construction industry as well. At a strategic level, environmental issues have received more attention with the establishment of roles such as environmental managers and implementation of advanced environmental management systems. However, adoption has been slow in the absence of a holistic approach to environmental challenges, partly reinforced by a perception that giving more than the legally required level of environmental consideration will only add to costs without corresponding financial benefits. This raises the following question that the study aims to answer: What is the most important factor influencing decision makers’ in adopting environmental considerations? To this end, it analysed questionnaire data collected from decision makers in the Swedish construction industry along with an in-depth case study of a specific building and construction company. The results show that decision makers perceive informational and institutional constraints on the adoption of environmental considerations. Lack of information is perceived as the biggest obstacle to environmental considerations. If information and knowledge about clients’ and end users’ financial benefits from adopting environmental considerations need to be exploited, they have to be supported by contractual forms that discard a short-term focus on the investment costs of a building in favour of a focus on long-term operational and maintenance costs and benefits.

  • 8.
    Isaksson, Anders
    et al.
    Chalmers.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Bosch, Petra
    Chalmers.
    Lennartsson, Martin
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    BIM use in the production process among medium sized contractors: A survey of Swedish medium sized contractors2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is claimed to transform the AEC industry, whereas current research has argued that diffusion of BIM use proceeds at a slower rate than the optimistic predictions. However, governmental initiatives where public clients in countries like Finland, Singapore, United Kingdom and Sweden start to require a Building Information Model as a part of the project delivery, are supposed to increase the pace of diffusion of BIM use. Today, larger contractor firms use BIM to a varying extent. But BIM use in mid-sized contractor firms, with 50 – 500 employees, which successfully can compete with larger contractors on projects up to 50 million Euros, is relatively unknown. The aim of the paper is to explore the current use and perceived challenges and driving forces of BIM-implementation among mid-sized contractors. The data used in this study is collected through a survey send to chief executive officers, or their closest sub-ordinates, of mid-sized construction firms in Sweden. The survey is based on a technology-, organization-, environment framework that is used in information systems research in order to study the use of inter-organizational information systems. The total population of firms in the survey is 136. The preliminary results presented in this paper are based on 31 answers (30 percent response rate). 58 percent of the respondents said that they have been involved in a project where BIM has been used in some way. The most commonly used application is visualization. The highest obstacles perceived are that partners are not using BIM, there is no demand from clients, and there is no internal demand in the company. For the two last obstacles there were significant differences between users and non-users. The most common perceived driving forces were that BIM is a means for following the technical development and BIM can give the company competitive advantages. Moreover, the results indicate that the main driver behind BIM-implementation is mainly determined by an individual’s subjective positive or negative evaluation of BIM, rather than by external pressure from clients and partners, or by internal capacity and knowledge to use BIM.

  • 9.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    Linde, Anneli
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    The relation between ICT and environmental management practice in a construction company2010In: Organizational Communication and Sustainable Development: ICTs for Mobility / [ed] Anette Hallin, Tina Karrbom Gustavsson, Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, 2010, p. 170-188Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this chapter is to draw attention to the use of ICT in the building and construction industry with a special interest in the day-to-day activities of those companies that are working to develop more environmentally friendly and sustainable production processes. The chapter is based on a comprehensive survey of ICT use and attitudes to environmental related issues in middle and large sized construction companies in Sweden and two case studies: One of ICT use in a larger Swedish building and construction company and one of communication, coordination, and decision making processes in a construction project. Based on the empirical data we argue that in order to enhance a more environmentally friendly building and construction industry there is a need for a more genuine cooperation and knowledge sharing between different actors both in crossing project boundaries as well as overriding contractual limitations. Decisions in a construction project must be taken earlier in the process and construction companies need to focus more on those processes over which they actually do have power.

  • 10.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    From Tools to Theories: Four Approaches to Construction IT Research2019In: , Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Construction IT (CIT) has recently developed into a research field in its own right, with a unifying goal of enhancing the use of digital technologies to improve performance by enabling faster, cheaper, and better construction. However, we argue that CIT research has even greater potential. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to analyse the current state of CIT research and illustrate how its scope can be extended to make relevant and interesting contributions to the wider information systems (IS) community. Based on a phenomenology-inspired analysis of contemporary CIT research, we identified four streams of research. Each stream is characterized by its taken-for-granted assumptions, core audience, and assumed purpose of theories. The identified streams are: Building better buildings with IT; Building buildings with IT theories; Building theories of construction IT; and Building better IT/IS theories. For each stream, we discussed the general view on IT/IS and provided examples of potential publication outlets. This article provides a schematic overview of CIT research, as well as new insights into challenges and opportunities in extending CIT contributions, and making them relevant to a wider IS community.

  • 11.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    The influence of contextual elements, actors' frames of reference, and technology on the adoption and use of ICT in construction projects: a Swedish case study2010In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 13-23Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In contemporary research on construction-related ICT (information communication technologies), little distinction is made between the use of ICT in permanent line organizations and its use in temporary organizations (for example, in building and construction projects). This paper makes that distinction. The aim is to understand how the interplay among contextual elements, actors' frames of reference, and the ICT itself, influences the adoption and use of ICT in a building and construction project. This will be done through a description and analysis of a case study of ICT use in a major Swedish construction company. It is concluded that the well-defined duration of the temporary organization (the construction project) stands in sharp contrast to the generally indefinite duration of ICT-mediated change processes. However, by analysing the ICT application to be implemented, it can be revealed whether it can be 'ready packed' for, or delimited to, certain processes in order to achieve immediate benefits. When implementing more encompassing ICT applications, the challenge for the company is to find alternative ways of implementation in the project-based organization and of creating alternative spaces for innovation and renewal where new ICT can be tested and experimented with.

  • 12.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Företagsekonomi.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    User perceptions of ICT impacts in Swedish construction companies: ‘it’s fine, just as it is’2012In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 30, no 5, p. 339-357Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in construction companies has been growing steadily during the last decade. However, few studies inquire into either perceptions of the impact of actual ICT use or perceptions among different occupational groups in construction companies. The aim of the paper is to explore users’ general perceptions of ICT impacts in the post-adoption stage and analyse thei mplications for construction management practice. A mixed methods approach was used. Quantitative data were collected using a web-based survey both in a major construction company and among medium-sized companies in Sweden. Data from 294 returned completed questionnaires were analysed with t-tests and multiple regression analysis. In addition, participant observations and semi-structured interviews were conducted within the major construction company in order to strengthen the analysis. It can be concluded that respondents are generally fairly satisfied with the ICT. Differences in perceptions among occupational groups can be explained by the nature of work tasks and the original intentions for using ICT as a means of control and calculation. Even if respondents perceive that a further development of ICT could improve competitiveness, they do not want to increase their use of it in their workplaces. They basically think that ‘it is fine, just as it is’. This indicates that a challenge in construction management is to investigate how prevailing and new ICT applications can be used to develop the industry.

  • 13.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    User perceptions of ICT in a major Swedish building and construction company2010Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in building and construction companies has steadily been growing during the last decade. However, just a few studies inquire perceptions of the ICT actually being used and perceptions among different professional groups in companies. The objective of this paper is to contribute to an enhanced understanding of general perceptions of ICT in building and construction companies and among professional groups by taking the point of departure in the concept of perceived usefulness. Data was collected by a web-based survey in two regional units of a major Swedish building and construction company. 257 completed questionnaires were returned which corresponds to a response rate of 49 %. The data was analysed with T-tests and multiple regression analysis. It can be concluded that respondents are generally fairly satisfied with their ICT and that the ICT is perceived as necessity for the fulfilment of work tasks as well as a valuable support in various areas of decision making. Moreover, a further developed use of ICT is perceived as an opportunity to increase the company’s competitiveness, but this opinion is negatively correlated with the opinion that the ICT is well adapted to the industry’s conditions. Finally are there some significant differences in perceptions of the outcomes of ICT-usage among professional groups. These differences can be explained by distance to operations and nature of work tasks.

  • 14.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
    Linderoth, Henrik C. J.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Rowlinson, Steve
    Department of Real Estate and Construction, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
    The role of industry: an analytical framework to understand ICT transformation within the AEC industry2017In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 35, no 10, p. 611-626Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite wide-ranging research on information and communication technologies (ICT) in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, little is known about the role that industry plays in the adoption and use of ICT. Based on observations of how the drivers for ICT use seem to be inconsistent with the industry’s central characteristics, and drawing on information systems (IS) research that demonstrates the role of shared systems of meaning, the purpose here is to develop an analytical framework that explains how industry shapes the adoption and use of ICT. Building on a theoretically driven approach and a case study, a framework is first sketched and then substantiated through empirical illustrations. Three dimensions of industry are highlighted: the socio-cognitive environment, the market and production environment and institutional actors. It is explained how the interplay of these dimensions shapes the way the industry functions, which in turn influence the adoption and use of ICT. The outcomes of the interplay can either be aligned or misaligned with ICT, which explains why certain aligned applications are rapidly adopted, whereas other applications are not. The primary implication is that the framework can aid in analysing the need for structural adaptation when trying to achieve ICT-induced change.

  • 15.
    Lennartsson, Martin
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Movaffaghi, Hamid
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Exploration of the BIM Development and Application: Identifying Key Areas for the Industrialized House-Building Sector2018In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering. 5-7 June 2018, Tampere, Finland. / [ed] Mela, K., Pajunen, S. and Raasakka, V., 2018, p. 1030-1037Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is claimed to transform the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, whereas current research has argued that diffusion of BIM use proceeds at a slower rate than the optimistic predictions. Much of the research on BIM has focused on the traditional part of the industry and larger companies, whereas less attention has been paid to the industrialized house-builders. The underlying idea of industrialized house-building is to increase efficiency, both internally (do things right) and externally (do the right things), with repetitiveness in production facilities. Previous research indicates that there is a lack of demand for BIM, both internally and externally, and that BIM use is rather determined by an individual’s subjective positive or negative evaluation of BIM, which may be hazardous for industrialized house-builders. However, using BIM in repetitive processes is claimed to have potential to improve the output of industrialized housing building.

    Hence, based on this background the aim of the paper is twofold: Firstly, to explore the current state of practice, and perceived constraints and driving forces of BIM-use with respect to industrialized house-building. Secondly; based on the results identify key areas for the continuous development of BIM within this sector of the construction trade. A mixed method approach was employed. To begin with, participant observations were carried out in connection to a regional development project, where managers from a selection of industrialized house-building companies assembled in order to identify key areas for development. Thereafter, interviews with managers in industrialized house-building companies were conducted to describe a state of practice within the industrialized house-building sector. Finally, a survey (n=52) was administered to employees at industrialized house-building companies on the Swedish market.

    Deducted from the observations at the meetings, the vast number of different software that are used in a large variety of different processes and the need for integration between BIM and other systems was highlighted. Discussions mostly concerned technical issues that can be explained by the fact that meetings participants were technical and development managers. The interviews gave at hand that better connection between BIM and the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a topic that should be prioritized. The results from the survey showed that 63 per cent of the respondents have experience from working with BIM. The immediate results show similarities with previous studies of BIM use among mid-sized firms in the traditional building and construction industry regarding use frequency, perceived benefits and constraints, as well as perceived challenges. However, it is concluded that the industrialized house building sector need to adapt BIM aligned to their unique conditions in order to reap benefits, without looking too much at what is going on in the traditional construction industry.

  • 16.
    Linde, Anneli
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    An actor network theory perspective on IT-projects2006In: Making projects critical / [ed] Damian Hodgson, Svetlana Cicmil, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, p. 155-170Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Linde, Anneli
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    Who has the power over spaces of innovation?: The role of technology in ICT-triggered change processes2008In: Open IT-Based Innovation: Moving Towards Cooperative IT Transfer and Knowledge Diffusion, 2008, p. 211-226Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ICT-triggered change processes are known to be unpredictable and technologies are not used the way designers or managers intend because of actor groups' innovation when ICT is deployed. The examination of sources of innovation in ICT-triggered change processes has had a socio-cognitive bias toward learning and the way actors make sense of ICT. This paper addresses the role of technology for actors in spaces of innovation. The aim of the paper is to analyze how features of ICT shape spaces for innovation in ICT-triggered change processes. To achieve this, two longitudinal case studies of the deployment of two ICT systems are analyzed. By analyzing features as programs of action inscribed in an ICT, we conclude that programs of action can be grouped along the dimensions "use/not use," "what to do," and "how to do." These dimensions will shape actor groups' spaces of innovation and their potential influence on deployment of ICT. Furthermore, we address how inscribed programs of action shape the need for temporal alliances between actor groups during the deployment of an ICT system.

  • 18.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Are costs the major obstacle for taking environmental considerations: A study of Swedish building and construction companies2011In: Proceedings of Business and Information (BAI2011), Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research , 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In business settings a perception persists that there is always a trade-off to be made between profit and environment. However, the questions can be raised what priorities are made in production related decisions, and what consequences and obstacles are perceived if environmental considerations should be taken? Based on these questions, the aim of the paper is to investigate constraints and facilitators for taking environmental considerations in decision making. Data was collected using a web-based survey in Swedish building and construction companies. 339 completed questionnaires were returned. The results shows that lack of information was the biggest perceived obstacle for taking environmental considerations, followed by the competitive situation and lacking client competence. It is claimed that there is a need for information and knowledge about economic benefits for the client and the end user when taking environmental considerations. But if this knowledge and information should be exploited it has to be supported by contractual forms that move away from a short term focus on investment costs for a building, to a focus on long term operation- and maintenance costs.

  • 19.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Fiery spirits and supporting programs of action: keys to exploration and exploitation of open technologies2002In: International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, ISSN 1368-2156, E-ISSN 1741-5144, Vol. 4, no 3/4, p. 319-332Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    If telemedicine is to impact on and shape the hospital of the future, the challenge for strategic management will be to create and support a process where the technology's fields of application can be developed and diffused. Due to the technology's openness, this is required to occur in use of the technology, during a process of exploration and exploitation of its applications. The role of fiery spirits and supporting programmes of action are emphasised, by using Actor Network Theory as an analytical perspective on a longitudinal study of two Swedish telemedicine projects. It is concluded that fiery spirits are playing a significant role in the phase of exploring fields of application, but if applications are to be successfully exploited, the dependency of the fiery spirits has to be gradually decoupled. In this process, supporting programmes of action will facilitate the further exploitation and stabilisation of technology usage.

  • 20.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    Från vision till integration: infusion av telemedicin : en översättningsprocess2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    During the 1990's high expectations were put on telemedicine technology in health care organizations, which can be seen as a reflexion of the society's interest in IT. The use of tele-medicine is expected to improve the quality and decrease costs of health care services. However, if these expectations are to be attained the visions have to be translated into fields of application in local settings where the technology would be used. This could be seen as an infusion process, which means that the technology would incrementally be used in a comprehensive and integrated manner.

    In this thesis, four Swedish telemedicine projects are analyzed. The approach used is that of Actor network theory (ANT), which has enabled the development of a theory of the infusion process, implementation of IT-projects, and parts of ANT, e.g. the model of the translation process and the notion of inscription.

    By using the concept of translation, it is possible to see the infusion process as a process where the generic features of the technology (transmitting sound and pictures in real time) are translated into concrete activities in local settings. These fields of application are realized by the mobilization of different task-based networks, where the roles of the actors are defined by the task to be solved. An iterated mobilization of the network implies further that the network will become stabilized, which is a central dimension in the process of infusion. Another way to understand the process of infusion is to describe it as cycles of implementation, where one cycle symbolizes the implementation of a field of application, which is a result of the translation of the generic features of the technology.

    The inscriptions in the studied technology allow a high degree of flexibility of use and flexibility of action. The flexibility means that fields of application ought to be developed in interaction between actors in local settings, and supporting programs of action are to be identified, or developed, in order to integrate technology use into daily routines. The considerable numbers of failed of IT-project implementations can be explained by the fact that a traditional planning perspective has been used on technologies, which allow a high degree of flexibility of use and flexibility of action. However, by categorizing inscriptions in technological artifacts, it becomes possible to predict what kinds of implementation strategies are appropriate for different kinds of technologies. By viewing the implementation of open networking technologies as a process of translation, the infusion process will be facilitated and a comprehensive and integrated use of technology will be enabled.

  • 21.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Make technology invisible, or keep it visible?: The role of intra-organizational transfer and integration of project outcomes2007In: Organizational Dynamics of Technology-Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda / [ed] Tom McMaster, David Wastell, Elaine Ferneley, Janice I. DeGross, Boston: Springer , 2007, p. 267-281Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Today’s organizational renewal and change is conducted primarily within projects (i.e., temporary organizations), and, in varying degrees, includes information and communication technology (ICT) systems that should mediate or trigger intended changes. However, the definite duration of a project process and the indefinite duration of ICT-mediated change processes cause challenges for the permanent organization when intra-organizational transfer of intended and emergent project outcomes would be managed. However, when studying the interaction between ICT and an organizational context, it is of crucial importance to also include the ICT in the analysis. Accordingly, the aim this paper is to uncover technology features and their consequences for the permanent organization when intra-organizational transfer of intended and emergent project outcomes is managed. In order to achieve the aim of the paper, three case studies of ICT projects are analyzed and discussed. The ICT features predefmition of processes to change and the ease of making the ICT into an obligatory passage point will have consequences for the permanent organization’s management of intra-organizational transfer of intended and emergent project outcomes. The conclusion is that these features of ICT have an impact on arrangements to be made by the permanent organization in order to support the intra-organizational transfer and integration of intended and emergent project outcomes.

  • 22.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Make technology invisible, or keep it visible?: The role of technology in transfer and integration of outcomes from ICT-mediated change projects2007In: Organizational Dynamics of Technology Based Innovation: Diversifying the Research Agenda / [ed] Tom McMaster, David Wastell, Elaine Ferneley, Janice I. DeGross, 2007, p. 267-281Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Today’s organizational renewal and change is conducted primarily within projects (i.e., temporary organizations), and, in varying degrees, includes information and communication technology (ICT) systems that should mediate or trigger intended changes. However, the definite duration of a project process and the indefinite duration of ICT-mediated change processes cause challenges for the permanent organization when intra-organizational transfer of intended and emergent project outcomes would be managed. However, when studying the interaction between ICT and an organizational context, it is of crucial importance to also include the ICT in the analysis. Accordingly, the aim this paper is to uncover technology features and their consequences for the permanent organization when intra-organizational transfer of intended and emergent project outcomes is managed. In order to achieve the aim of the paper, three case studies of ICT projects are analyzed and discussed. The ICT features predefmition of processes to change and the ease of making the ICT into an obligatory passage point will have consequences for the permanent organization’s management of intra-organizational transfer of intended and emergent project outcomes. The conclusion is that these features of ICT have an impact on arrangements to be made by the permanent organization in order to support the intra-organizational transfer and integration of intended and emergent project outcomes.

  • 23.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskaplig fakultet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Managing telemedicine: from noble ideas to action2002In: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, ISSN 1357-633X, E-ISSN 1758-1109, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 143-150Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the present study was to elucidate how telemedicine can be used in an integrated and comprehensive manner. Two Swedish telemedicine projects were studied. The technical platform was an ISDN videoconferencing system which could be connected to various items of medical equipment. The first project, general telemedicine, concerned communication between two primary care centres, one county hospital and one university hospital. The specialties involved were dermatology, orthopaedics and otolaryngology. The second project, telepathology, included pathology and cytology at the university hospital, and surgery and gynaecology at a county hospital. The first round of interviews was conducted to reveal the expectations of the physicians regarding the potential benefits and applications of the technology and potential organizational obstacles. Subsequent interview rounds were carried out to reveal what had happened since the previous interview. In total 62 interviews were carried out with 32 respondents. The main conclusions were that the technology's generic features, namely the transmission of pictures and sound, had been translated into appropriate fields of application, which had been diffused and routinized in organizational activities. In order to facilitate this process, there were two crucial issues for managers. First, due to the 'openness' of the technology, actors who had the will to test the limits of the technology had to be identified and engaged. Second, while the use of the new technologies implied that new patterns of action were established, it was necessary to discover and develop routines that could be used as a facilitator for the further use of telemedicine.

  • 24.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Built Environment.
    The Role of Technological Frames of Reference and Institutional Logics in the use of ICT2014In: Proceedings of the 25th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 8th - 10th December, Auckland, New Zealand, 2014: Integral IS: The Embedding of Information Systems in Business, Government and Society, Auckland: The Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of technological frames of reference (TFR) has been used to uncover people’s sense making of information and communication technologies (ICT), in order to deepen the understanding of ICT use. But the role of the organization’s institutional context in the development of TFR has been overlooked, and most studies of TFR has been snapshots of frames. In order to contribute to the knowledge of ICT-use, the aim of the paper is to analyse how the interplay between institutional logic and TFR evolves over time. The aim will be pursued by the analysis of a case study of telemedicine use in a Swedish county during a 12 years period. It is concluded that the framing process moves between different levels of understanding guided by varying institutional logics. The understanding moves from an abstract level of what is best for the organization, to an understanding what is best for the group. Significant actors play a crucial role establishing dominant frames, or in re-framing the understanding the ICT. In this process institutional logics is drawn upon either to initially create a legitimacy for the ICT-use, or as an argument for non-use.

  • 25.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Understanding adoption and use of BIM as the creation of actor networks2010In: Automation in Construction, ISSN 0926-5805, E-ISSN 1872-7891, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 66-72Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There has been a considerable time lag between the emergence of visionary expectations of BIM's (Building Information Models) transformative potential in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, and the deployment of the technology in the industry's daily practice. By viewing adoption and use of BIM as the inter-linkage of actors forming a building and construction project, the aim of the paper is to uncover mechanisms facilitating and constraining the creation of actor networks in which BIM is adopted and used. The aim is pursued by a case study in a major Swedish construction company. It is concluded that the possibility of incremental implementation of BIM applications is well aligned with the character of the industrial context. But the context can also constrain the use of applications requiring more long term thinking. However, because of the disruptive nature of building and construction projects, the challenge is to maintain and re-establish the network in which BIM is used in consecutive projects. When clients and regulating bodies recognize benefits from BIM usage, the main obstacle created by these characteristics of the industry will diminish

  • 26.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Use of Accounting Information in A Multi-Project Organization - The Role of Temporality and Permanency2009In: Proceedings of the International Management Accounting Conference 5, University of Kebangsaan, Malaysia , 2009, p. 513-520Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Studies on the use of accounting information have with a few exceptions not highlighted the role of the organizational form for the use of accounting information. In studies of management and organization the multi-project organization (MPO) and its managerial implications has received an increased attention during the last decade, but its implications for the use of accounting information has not been studied in any depth. Accordingly is the aim of the paper to explore how the MPO's dimensions of temporality and permanency shapes the use of accounting information in a multi-project organization. The aim will be pursued by a case study of a Swedish building and construction company. Based on the empirical data it is concluded that the temporality of operations implies that higher level managers need more encompassing non-financial information in order to judge accounting information and by that they also get more involved in operations. At the same time, operation managers, i.e. the site manager in a project, have a central role when accounting information for higher level managers is generated. Finally is it suggested that multi-project organizations needs to be categorized in future studies of the use of accounting information in multi-project organizations.

  • 27.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Built Environment.
    When Big Visions Meet The Pragmatic practice: Follow The Institutional Logicor Personal Benefits?2015In: Proceedings 31st Annual ARCOM Conference, 7-9 September 2015, Lincoln, UK / [ed] Raidén, A B and Aboagye-Nimo, E, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 2015, p. 1145-1154Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In recent years Building information modelling (BIM) has been considered as ameans for transforming the building and construction industry by introducingsignificant changes in the industry for all stages of the construction process. However,when new technologies are promoted they are almost considered as a magic bulletthat should transform an industry, or an organization to the better. By drawing on theconcepts of institutional logics and sense making, and a case study over 12 years oftelemedicine use in a Swedish county, the objective of the paper is to analyse whatactors in the building and construction industry can learn from other societal sectorsimplementing and using new ICT. It is concluded that the use of technology is heavilyshaped by significant actor groups' sense making of the technology, that is groundedboth an institutional logic and what benefits or disadvantages the group perceive fromtechnology use. What can be learnt from the telemedicine case is the importance ofanalysing underlying reasons to why an application is accepted or not.

  • 28.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskaplig fakultet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    When management accounting becomes project management and vice versa: A study of a project based company2008In: Rachunkowość w otoczeniu nowych technologii / [ed] Monika Łada, Alina Kozarkiewicz, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo C. H. Beck , 2008, p. 125-138Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Linderoth, Henrik C. J.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    From visions to practice – The role of sensemaking, institutional logic and pragmatic practice2017In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 35, no 6, p. 324-337Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The emergence of a new technology like BIM is often connected with extensive discussions of industrial and organizational development and change. However, predicting the use trajectory of a technology has always been a difficult task. In understanding the adoption and use of information and communication technology (ICT), the way that people make sense of a technology is an important component. Even if sensemaking varies over time, studies of sensemaking processes over longer periods are rare. This paper has two aims. First, to develop a conceptual framework of how the development of sensemaking processes shapes the adoption and use of ICT. Second, to discuss the implications of this for research and practice, with a specific focus on the adoption and use of BIM. The research involves a case study of 12 years of telemedicine use in a Swedish county. These results are compared with contemporary BIM studies. The overall conclusion is that the use of technology is heavily shaped by the sensemaking of significant actor groups. This is grounded both an institutional logic and daily practice in relation to the benefits or disadvantages the group perceives from the use of the technology.

  • 30.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Built Environment.
    Elbanna, Amany
    Royal Holloway, University of London.
    Understanding the creation of ICT-value in the building and construction industry2016In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5-7 September 2016, Manchester, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management / [ed] P W Chan and C J Neilson, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 2016, Vol. 1, p. 103-112Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ICT (Information and communication technology) creation of business value has become- for few reasons- a topic in need of closer scrutiny. Numerous governmental initiativesoriginate from a belief that digitization would improve the performance of the buildingand construction industry. But, there are evidences that expectations of positive effects ofuse of new ICT, for example BIM, may be too optimistic. In Information Systemsresearch (IS), ICT creation of business value presents one of the main concerns.Accordingly, by drawing on the literature on ICT value creation and characteristics of thebuilding and construction industry, the aim of the paper is to outline a conceptualunderstanding of ICT value creation in the building and construction industry. Theanalysis will take the point of departure in three perspectives on ICT-value creation: theresource-based, the process and capability building, and the multiple-firms perspectives.When ICT-value creation is analysed, a paradox is uncovered. In the industry, customervalue is co-created due to the need for a wide array of competencies and resources. But,at the same time there are very weak incentives for firms to co-create ICT-value due toexisting governance systems and institutionalized role systems. Research is needed inorder to uncover facilitators for building more long term relations among firms that in turncreates conditions for processes of building capabilities for creation of ICT-value.

  • 31.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Isaksson, Anders
    Chalmers University of Technology.
    What is the “Potential” of new ICT and how are Perceptions Shaped by Experience of Use and Practice?: The Case of Building Information Modelling2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The emergence of new open ended ICT (Information and communication Technology). is often accompanied by optimistic predictions about the technologies inherent capabilities, or “potential”, to solve a wide array organizational related problems. In the building and construction industry, BIM – Building Information Modelling – is such an example. However, unrealistic expectations about a technology is also a determinant for failed implementations, but at the same time ICT-induced transformation of organizations and industries is a well-known phenomenon. This research in progress paper has two interlinked explorative aims. First, how can the “potential” of a technology be captured? Second, how does experience of practice and experience of technology use shape the perceived potential of a technology. The data is collected via a survey to practitioners, with and without BIM-experiences, in medium sized contractor companies, and last year’s bachelor students in civil engineering. The total number of respondents was 205.In order to achieve the first aim, it is needed to inquire how users and prospective users’ perception of a technology’s “potential” can be captured? It can be claimed that constructs used when adoption of open ended ICT is studied, implicitly or explicitly, emphasize a status quo, then a transformation of organizational processes and structures. The results show that one alternative for measuring perceived “potential” is to measure respondents’ perceptions about how useful different applications are in practice. However, this scale needs to be developed in order to become more applicable different industries. Based on the measurement of perceived “potential” the results indicate that experience of practice had a negative impact on the perceived “potential”, whereas experience of technology had a positive impact compared to respondents with experience of practice but no experience of technology. It is concluded that further research is needed on which factors these shape the perceived potential when experienced technology user also gain an increased experience of practice.

  • 32.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Isaksson, Anders
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    Bosch-Sijtsema, Petra
    Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.
    The perceived usefulness of BIM – The mediating role of practice2017In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil and Building Engineering Informatics / [ed] S.-H. Hsieh & S-C. Kang, National Taiwan University , 2017, p. 71-74Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BIM is claimed to be one of the most promising developments in the industry and many researchers and practitioners seem to agree on BIM’s potential applicability in- and benefits for construction. However, what the potential, or full potential is, is a bit unclear. As well as for other Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), an objective full potential for BIM does not exist due to technology and knowledge development. But is there some alternative concept instead of potential that better captures the technology’s enabling features and the interpretive dimensions? The concept of IT-affordance has been used to describe the appropriation of open ended flexible technologies and is described as: a potential for action that emerges out of the interrelationships among the technical features of a system, people’s ability and predisposition to use these features in certain ways, and the organizational context within which this takes place. The aim of the paper is to explore how the combination of technology’s features, people’s abilities and predispositions, and the organizational context influence the perceived potential for action (PPA). This is achieved by a survey to three different groups: practitioners with and without experience of BIM-use, and final year’s bachelor students in civil engineering. It is concluded that experience of technology has a positive impact on PPA, but a combination of experiences from BIM use in practice and circumstances in practice has a strong negative moderating effect on users PPA. Among practitioners with experience of BIM, the PPA is aligned with the project logic. This is, PPA is strongly predicted by perceptions of BIM as mean for supporting decisions for cost reduction, at the same time as lack of internal competence is perceived as a constraint.

  • 33.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för teknik och samhälle.
    Isaksson, Anders
    Umeå University.
    Linde, Anneli
    Umeå University.
    Potentials for Environmental Management Accounting In an "Ordinary" Company: A Study of a Building and Construction Company2009In: Proceedings of the 1st annual conference World Accounting Frontiers Series (WAFS), University of Macau , 2009, p. 376-395Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As a result of the growing concern in society of sustainable development researchers have paid more and more attention to topics like corporate social responsibility, environmental accounting, environmental management accounting (EMA). Advocates for EMA regard it as the fifth stage in the evolution of management accounting, but many organizations still have the focus on the first two stages: cost determination and financial control, and the provision of information for management planning and control. The aim of the paper is to investigate constraints and facilitators for taking environmental considerations in decision making, in order to uncover potentials for EMA in a company. A major Swedish building and construction company is studied by the collection of both qualitative and quantitative data. It is concluded that the organizing of operations by projects with set timelines and budgets implies a main focus on costs and with limited space for taking sustainability and environmental aspects into consideration, more than what is legislated or agreed upon in the industry. And, if decision makers want to take environmental considerations they lack information and knowledge. However, there are opportunities for increasing sustainability and environmental considerations. First by align issues of sustainability and environment with issues of quality and long term costs and second by taking advantages of opportunities brought by new contractual form regulating building and construction projects.

  • 34.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Understanding adoption and use of ICT in construction projects through the lens of context, actors and technology2008In: Proceeding of CIB W78, Improving the management of construction projects through IT adoption, 2008, p. 203-212Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the literature on construction related ICT no distinction is usually made between ICT use in the permanent organization and the temporary organization forming the building and construction projects. By drawing on the rich body of literature on organizational and managerial aspects of ICT the aim of the paper is to investigate how the interplay between contextual elements, actors’ frames of reference, and the ICT influence the adoption and use of ICT in building and construction projects. This objective will be pursued by an analysis of an ongoing study of ICT use in the Swedish building and construction sector, including semi-structured interviews and an ethnographic inspired study of a partnering project worth 50 million €. It is concluded that project based mode of organizing, with the prime focus on time and costs, creates a conflict with the process of introduction and development of ICT use that is characterised by ambiguity and indefinite duration in time that goes beyond the termination of a project. Unless immediate benefits are perceived by the adoption and use of an ICT application, it will not be used. This conflict can probably not wholly be solved, instead the industry has to learn to live with it and create spaces for innovation of ICT-mediated changes.

  • 35.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.
    Elbanna, Amany
    School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London, Egham, UK.
    Barriers for digital transformation: The role of industry2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Limited attention has been paid to why certain industries, like the AEC (Architectural, Engineering and Construction), is lagging behind in digital transformation. The question can be raised if there are characteristics on industry level that constrain digital transformation? The aim of the paper is to explore how the interactions among four industry key actors; architects, clients, contractors and consultants shape industry characteristics and the options for digital transformation through adoption and use of digital technology. The aim will be achieved through a combination of individual- and focus group interviews with representatives of the key actor groups focused on how they perceive Building Information Modelling (BIM). It is concluded that the characteristics of the industry; the focus on practical day-to-day action, a heterogeneous client side who have difficulties in putting demands on contractors and sub-contractors due to lack of competencies, and a product that raise barriers for process innovations do effectively constrain digital transformation.

  • 36.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde.
    Jacobsson, Mattias
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet (USBE).
    Rowlinson, Steve
    Taking industry seriously in ICT research: The case of building and construction industry2011In: ICIS 2011 PROCEEDINGS, 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Industry has received little attention in Information systems research as a factor explaining information and communication technology (ICT) related activities in organizations. By drawing on a case study in the building and construction industry in Sweden, the aim of this paper is to contribute to an enhanced knowledge of how industry specific features shape the adoption and use of ICT. It is concluded that the adoption and deployment of ICT is shaped by the interplay among three main dimensions of the industry. These dimensions are the market and production environment (shaped by specific interaction patterns among its features), the socio-cognitive environment, and institutional actors. The outcomes of this interplay will “fit” material features of ICT, implying certain ICT applications are preferred in a specific industry. However, the interaction patterns among which features to be included in the framework will vary among industries. The suggested framework can be used as a point of departure when ICTrelated activities in an industry are analysed.

  • 37.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering. Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Built Environment.
    Johansson, Peter
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    Granath, Kaj
    Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineering.
    The role of bim in preventing design errors2014In: Proceedings 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management / [ed] Raiden, A B and Aboagye-Nimo, E, Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 2014, p. 703-712Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Design errors are claimed to account for 26% of the cost of defects, these in turn are stated to encompass 2-9% of production cost for building and constructions. Lack of knowledge and information has been identified as a major reasons for design errors. Recently Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been considered as a mean for reducing design errors. However, limited research has been conducted on the role of BIM as a means for transfer and sharing knowledge in order to reduce design errors. The aim of the paper is to analyse BIM’s role of facilitating knowledge and expertise sharing in order to prevent design errors. The aim is achieved by analysing a case study of design errors in a construction project. By drawing on the concept of boundary object it is confirmed that BIM can serve a mean for preventing design errors by facilitating knowledge and expertise sharing, across discipline, time and space, and professional boundaries. Depending the kind of boundary knowledge and expertise should be shared across, different challenges emerge in organizing the knowledge and expertise sharing.

  • 38.
    Linderoth, Henrik
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Handelshögskolan vid Umeå universitet.
    Pellegrino, Giuseppina
    Frames and inscriptions: tracing a way to understand IT-dependent change projects2005In: International Journal of Project Management, ISSN 0263-7863, E-ISSN 1873-4634, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 415-420Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the paper is to inquire how technology can be analysed in order to develop a deeper knowledge about the project process and the implications for management of IT-dependent change projects. Two Intranet projects, and one telemedicine project, are analysed from the perspective of social construction of technology (SCOT) and actor network theory (ANT). By using the concepts of technological frames, from SCOT, and inscriptions, from ANT, it has been possible to create a framework for describing technology and its role in the process of IT-dependent change projects.

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