The Role of Identity in Adopting Building Information Modeling: A Comparative Study

BIM is a modeling technology that allows architects and builders to visually create, analyze, and share building models. BIM is gaining a growing importance which may be reflected in the increasing number of owners who demand BIM use. However, despite the perceived uptick in demand for BIM, an industry wide adoption has not yet been [...]

Intergroup Collaboration: An Examination through the Lenses of Identity and IT Affordances

A growing body of research in management and social-psychology focuses on the study of collaboration and intergroup dynamics (e.g. Murase et al. 2014; Thomas, Martin and Riggio 2013). Among this research, an emerging stream has considered the concept of identity, which is described as the set of meanings that define who one is as a [...]

Understanding Interorganizational Collaboration: The Intergroup Relational Identity Perspective

Research suggests that productive interorganizational (or intergroup) collaboration is not self-evident, particularly when it involves significant changes in work processes. This paper uses the intergroup relational identity theory as a guide to explain how this collaboration unfolds. Using a qualitative, inductive approach, we conducted two field studies (one in Finland, the other in Quebec) to [...]

Finnish BIM Pioneers: Like Hackers Architects in a Community Studio

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the “process by which a digital representation of a building’s physical and functional characteristics is created, maintained, and shared as a knowledge resource. Since the early 2000s, BIM has become a necessary part of new building construction” (Briscoe, 2015: 1). But in Finland, a leading country with BIM and architecture1, [...]