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Assessing the innovative ability of FM teams: a review

Tomas Mudrak (Researcher, Facility Management and Innovation, Management Studies Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Andreas van Wagenberg (Professor of Facility Management, Management Studies Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands)
Emiel Wubben (Associate Professor of Strategic Management, at the Management Studies Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands)

Facilities

ISSN: 0263-2772

Article publication date: 1 September 2004

Abstract

Facility management (FM) teams must deal with the creation of value in the physical world of resources and a virtual world made of information. Therefore, an innovative approach in the day‐to‐day FM operation is crucial. Studying the innovative ability of the FM teams contributes to the ongoing discussion in the field concerning the innovative ability of in‐house FM departments in comparison to their outsourced counterparts. The focus of this article is on the innovative ability of in‐house and outsourced FM teams. The article addresses the issue of innovative ability of FM teams from a theoretical perspective, suggesting an assessment framework to be used, providing an overview of implementation mechanisms of an innovation project. It concludes with a methodological application of the framework developed.

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Citation

Mudrak, T., van Wagenberg, A. and Wubben, E. (2004), "Assessing the innovative ability of FM teams: a review", Facilities, Vol. 22 No. 11/12, pp. 290-295. https://doi.org/10.1108/02632770410561286

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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