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Maturity and maturity models in lean construction

Nesensohn, C, Bryde, DJ, Fearon, DJ and Ochieng, EG (2014) Maturity and maturity models in lean construction. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 1 (14). pp. 45-59. ISSN 1835-6354

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In recent years there has been an increasing interest in maturity models in management-related disciplines; which reflects a growing recognition that becoming more mature and having a model to guide the route to maturity can help organisations in managing major transformational change. Lean Construction (LC) is an increasingly important improvement approach that organisations seek to embed. This study explores how to apply the maturity models to LC. Hence the attitudes, opinions and experiences of key industry informants with high levels of knowledge of LC were investigated. To achieve this, a review of maturity models was conducted, and data for the analysis was collected through a sequential process involving three methods. First a group interview with seven key informants. Second a follow up discussion with the same individuals to investigate some of the issues raised in more depth. Third an online discussion held via LinkedIn in which members shared their views on some of the results. Overall, we found that there is a lack of common understanding as to what maturity means in LC, though there is general agreement that the concept of maturity is a suitable one to reflect the path of evolution for LC within organisations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0905 Civil Engineering, 1202 Building, 1402 Applied Economics
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Publisher: UTSePress
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 15:07
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 14:42
DOI or ID number: 10.5130/ajceb.v14i1.3641
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/438
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