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dc.creatorJorge Moreira da Costa
dc.creatorAntónio N. de Miranda Filho
dc.creatorLuiz F. M. Heineck
dc.description.abstractCurrently, there is a good understanding that companies do not obtain satisfactoryresults when lean practices are implemented alone. The benefits can only be realizedby making a substantial number of organizational changes, which in turn need to becoherent with the business strategy. However, contextual factors drive companies toadopt different business strategies, organizational structures and bundles ofproduction practices. Consequently, the sequence and content of businessdevelopment projects aimed to implement and test lean construction practices canvary according to each firm's internal characteristics and conjunctural needs.This paper argues that lean implementation is not an isolated event, but part of aneffort to create a strategy-structure alignment. Moreover, because leanimplementation is conducted through different internal projects, it is also argued thatprojects constitute the link between business strategy, organizational structure andlean processes. A model is proposed to explain the role that projects play ininterlinking strategy, structure and processes. In doing so, the authors hope to bringawareness to the bigger changes behind lean implementation and to the challenges ofbuilding "finely-tuned" organizations for specific missions.
dc.relation.ispartof19th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction
dc.subjectEngenharia civil, Engenharia civil
dc.subjectCivil engineering, Civil engineering
dc.titleA Project-Based View of the Link Between Strategy, Structure and Lean Construction
dc.typeArtigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
dc.contributor.uportoFaculdade de Engenharia
dc.subject.fosCiências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
dc.subject.fosEngineering and technology::Civil engineering
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