Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2755

Full Length Research Paper

An exploratory study of innovation diffusion in architecture firms

Yasemin Erbil* and Nilüfer Akıncıtürk
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Uludag University, Görükle, 16059 Bursa, Turkey.
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 May 2010
  •  Published: 04 June 2010

Abstract

Innovation plays an important role in determining competitiveness. This paper offers a case study designed to elucidate the factors influencing the dissemination of innovation within architecture firms. Rogers’ theories describing the dissemination of innovation were used as the theoretical basis of this study. Because the goal of the research was to understand and interpret the whole process of innovation, a qualitative research method was selected. Additionally, a semi-structured interview technique was used and data were evaluated by a content analysis method. In this paper, the research process is described, some of the data collected is presented and findings are evaluated.

 

Key words: Technology, innovation diffusion, architecture firms, construction industry, qualitative data analysis.