Performance measurement and benchmarking of a major innovation programme
Jones, Keith and Kaluarachchi, Yamuna (2008) Performance measurement and benchmarking of a major innovation programme. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 15 (2). pp. 124-136. ISSN 1463-5771 (doi:10.1108/14635770810864848)Full text not available from this repository.
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to describe the problems encountered and the solutions developed when using benchmarking and key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor a major UK social house building innovation (change) programme. The innovation programme sought improvements to both the quality of the house product and the procurement process.
Design/methodology/approach: Benchmarking and KPIs were used to quantify performance and in-depth case studies to identify underlying cause and effect relationships within the innovation programme.
Findings: The inherent competition between consortium members; the complexity of the relationship between the consortium and its strategic partner; the lack of an authoritative management control structure; and the rapidly changing nature of the UK social housing market all proved problematic to the development of a reliable and robust monitoring system. These problems were overcome by the development of multi-dimensional benchmarking model that balanced the needs and aspirations of the individual organisations with the broader objectives of the consortium.
Research limitations/implications: Whilst the research methodology provides insight into the factors that affected the performance of a major innovation programme its findings may not be representative of all projects. Practical implications: The lessons learnt should assist those developing benchmarking models for multi-client consortia.
Originality/value: The work reported in this paper describes an inclusive approach to benchmarking in which a multiple client group and their strategic partner sought to work together for shared gain. Very few papers have addressed this issue.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||benchmarking, strategic alliances, innovation, construction industry, Untied Kingdom, housing|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Architecture, Design & Construction|
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Sustainable Buildings Research Group
|Last Modified:||06 Dec 2013 16:53|
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