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dc.contributor.authorMcCoy, Andrew Pattonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:51Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:51Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-09en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05212007-141236en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/33069
dc.description.abstractThroughout the world, innovation is viewed as a critical factor in the future health of the construction industry. There is universal interest in successful commercialization of innovative construction products. This thesis focuses on the US construction industry's ability to successfully commercialize innovative products. US small, limited-resource innovators will be key players in this success. Recent failures of entrepreneurial business ventures in the commercialization of such products would benefit from a unique model for construction industry commercialization. The general approach is through an identification of accelerators for previously commercialized products, which are incorporated into a generic commercialization model. This process consists of five stages that are presented in this work: defining commercialization and innovation through literature for the residential construction industry; reviewing literature from other-industry commercialization models; establishing a new generic model (or framework) for innovative construction products from such literature; capturing qualitative and quantitative construction data from industry experts regarding actions that facilitate commercialization; populating specific cells of the generic model deemed relevant through this industry data, resulting in the accumulation of important cells, actions, and sequences. This work uses industry cases to present challenges specific to the construction industry and its products. It is limited to five such cases and their important data for residential construction innovation commercialization success.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMcCoy_Thesis_5.25.07.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectCommercializationen_US
dc.subjectInnovationen_US
dc.subjectResidential Constructionen_US
dc.subjectAdoptionen_US
dc.subjectDiffusionen_US
dc.titleEstablishing a Commercialization Model for Innovative Products in the Residential Construction Industryen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBuilding Constructionen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBuilding Constructionen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairThabet, Waliden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBeliveau, Yvan J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKoebel, Charles Theodoreen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberO'Brien, Michael J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05212007-141236/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-05-21en_US
dc.date.rdate2010-10-27
dc.date.adate2007-06-05en_US


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