Christian Koch

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Construction Management

Christian Koch is a full professor in process management and innovation at the Division of Construction Management at Chalmers. His main interests are strategy, organisation, management and technology in Scandinavian building companies. And sustainability and innovation in the building sector. Collaborative research is done with major Scandinavian contractors and consulting engineers, and with small companies i.e. architects and subcontractors. Multidisciplinary scientific perspectives adopted include Science Technology and Society (STS), institutional theory, interpretivist organisational sociology and transition theory.Teaches strategy and organisation.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2013–2017

Facing the energy challenge: Innovative business models for renovation of buildings

Pernilla Gluch Service Management and Logistics
Göran Lindahl Construction Management
Veronica Carlsson Construction Management
Christian Koch Construction Management
Ingrid Svensson Service Management and Logistics
Formas
CMB

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Publications

2017

The challenges of building inner sea offshore wind farms - the cases of Lillgrund and Anholt

Christian Koch, JOSEPH BALUKU, ISSA IBRAHIM HABAKURAMA et al
Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organization, 13-14 June, 2017, Göteborg, Sweden, p. 307-317
Paper in proceedings
2017

Project performance-an Emerging Constellation of Multiple Institutions

Christian Koch, Lea Urup
Chan, P W and Neilson, C J (Eds) Proceeding of the 33rd Annual ARCOM Conference, 4-6 September 2017, Cambridge, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management., p. 522-531
Paper in proceedings
2017

Cost Performance and Risk in the Construction of Offshore and Onshore Wind Farms

Benjanmin Sovacool, Peter Enevoldsen, Christian Koch et al
Wind Energy. Vol. 20 (5), p. 891-908
Journal article
2017

Making an engine: performativities of building information standards

Christian Koch, Sjouke Beemsterboer
Building Research and Information. Vol. 45 (6), p. 596-609
Journal article
2017

Reduction or Revaluing In Cost Constrained Design?

Christian Koch
Proceeding of the 33rd Annual Conference of Association of Researchers in Construction Management, p. 186-195
Paper in proceedings
2017

Commercial Pressure, Local Responsiveness and Synergies in Globalized Engineering Services

Christian Koch, David Bennett
Hörlesberger M and Hribernik B (Eds) Proceedings of 26th International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, p. 166-174
Paper in proceedings
2017

Learning how to grow – Management Competences in play at an International Acquisition by a Medium-Sized, Swedish Engineering Company

Christian Koch, Ludwig Wingsjö Elmehed, TOBIAS HEIMSCH et al
Paper in proceedings
2017

Radical Sustainable Innovation of office buildings

Christian Koch, Thomas Berker, Nina Koch-Ørvad et al
Paper in proceedings
2016

The dilemmas of mechatronics business, between customer demands and concepts for product platforms

Christian Koch, Nathalie Nyffeler, Yannick Arnould
12th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance, p. 148-155
Paper in proceedings
2016

Engineering companies strategizing globalisation

Martine Buser, Christian Koch, Petra Bosch
ARCOM Conference Manchester, September 2016, p. 1089-1098
Paper in proceedings
2016

Building information standards: Big data technologies prevented from becoming big in building

Sjouke Beemsterboer, Christian Koch
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2016, p. 83-92
Paper in proceedings
2016

Teknikkonsulter med och utan globaliseringsstrategier - en förstudie

Petra Bosch, Martine Buser, Christian Koch
Kortrapport om forskning, CMB (2016: nr 1)
Magazine article
2016

Let the grunts do it! - studying the embedding of a multidisciplinary master education in an educational institution

Christian Koch, N. Nyffeler
2nd International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd), Valencia, SPAIN, JUN 21-23, 2016. Vol. 228, p. 257-264
Paper in proceedings
2016

Start up or no go? Governance of large public R&D programs

Christian Koch, Vinzenco Pallotta
12th European Conference on Management Leadership and Governance, p. 140-147
Paper in proceedings
2016

Mechatronics business challenges

Christian Koch, Nathalie Nyffeler, Yannick Arnould
Paper in proceedings
2016

Learning in sociomaterial practices -a case of embedded systems development

Christian Koch, John Bang Mathiassen
Paper in proceedings
2015

Strategy innovation with employee involvement

O. Friis, Christian Koch
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business. Vol. 7 (2), p. 125-138
Journal article
2015

Understanding operations strategizing in project-based organisations: middle managers’ interaction and strategy praxis

Christian Koch, Daniel Sage, Andrew Dainty et al
Engineering Project Organization Journal. Vol. 5 (2-3), p. 106-117
Journal article
2015

Information Standards Enabling or Constraining Innovative Hospital Facilities? -A Scandinavian Case

Christian Koch, Kim Jacobsen, Anita Moum
Paper in proceedings
2015

Product development as reading and writing doings within sociotechnical practices: the reciprocity between engineers and artefacts

John Bang Mathiasen, Christian Koch
Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. Vol. 27 (5), p. 604-620
Journal article
2015

Towards requisite integration of business development and mechatronics

Christian Koch, John Bang Mathiasen
Paper in proceedings
2015

Transforming capabilities in offshoring processes – Longitudinal development of organisational resources and routines in four Danish offshoring enterprises

Claus Jørgensen, O. Friis, Christian Koch
Strategic Outsourcing. Vol. 8 (1), p. 53 - 75
Journal article
2015

Mechatronics: From systems combination to business integration

Christian Koch, John Bang Mathiasen, Nathalie Nyffeler et al
Proceedings Management of the technology age. Portland International Conference in Management, Engineering of Technology (PICMET 2015). Portland, OR, AUG 02-06, 2015, p. 1576-1584
Paper in proceedings
2015

Operations Strategy for Maintaining Competitiveness in a European Automotive Company

Christian Koch, David Bennett, Thomas Markussen
24th International Association for Management of Technology Conference: Technology, Innovation and Management for Sustainable Growth, IAMOT 2015, The Westin Cape Town, South Africa, 8-11 June 2015, p. 2522-2532
Paper in proceedings
2015

Sitting between two chairs: Introducing social sustainability in three large Swedish contractor companies

Christian Koch, Martine Buser
Proceedings of the 31st Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2015, Lincoln, United Kingdom, 7-9 September 2015, p. 397-406
Paper in proceedings
2015

Operations Strategy Development in Project-based Production –A Political Process Perspective

Christian Koch, O. Friis
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 26 (4), p. 501-514
Journal article
2014

What’s so special about action research? A targeted critical review of experiential and prescriptive literature

Veronica Carlsson, Christian Koch
EURAM 2014, p. 39-
Paper in proceedings
2014

Convenience renovation and non-transition- contractor SMEs operating in the detached housing market.

Christian Koch, Martine Buser, Veronica Carlsson
Paper in proceedings
2014

A model of functional integration and conflict The case of purchasing-production in a construction company

Chris Ellegaard, Christian Koch
International Journal of Operations and Production Management. Vol. 34 (3), p. 325-346
Journal article
2014

Computerized Information Standards Enabling Innovation in Public Procurement of Buildings

Christian Koch, K. Jacobsen
Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 8521 (PART 1), p. 373-383
Paper in proceedings
2014

2. Improving Health and Safety through Interventions in Safety Cultures

Christian Koch
Proceedings CIB W099 International Health and Safety Conference - Achieving Sustainable Construction Health and Safety, p. 107-117
Paper in proceedings
2014

Doing Systems Development – A Pragmatist Take on the Learning of Engineers

Christian Koch, Mathiasen John Bang
IRIS Selected Papers of the Information Systems Research Seminar in Scandinavia. Vol. 2014 (5), p. 1-15
Paper in proceedings
2014

The More the Better? Investigating cost, time and operational performance of the Danish and Swedish offshore wind farm cluster

Christian Koch
Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. Vol. 19 (1)
Journal article
2014

Tales of the Suburbs?-The Social Sustainability Agenda in Sweden through Literary Accounts

Martine Buser, Christian Koch
Sustainability. Vol. 6 (2), p. 913-934
Journal article
2014

1. Is this none of the contractor’s business? Social Sustainability Challenges informed by popular literature

Martine Buser, Christian Koch
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 32 (7-8), p. 749-759
Journal article
2014

Recasting coordination: A theoretical review in the context of design-build project organisations

Lea Urup, Christian Koch
30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014; Portsmouth; United Kingdom; 1 September 2014 through 3 September 2014, p. 815-824
Paper in proceedings
2014

Information Standards Enabling or Constraining Innovative Hospital Facilities? -A Scandinavian Case

Christian Koch, Kim Jacobsen, Anita Moum
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing. Vol. 194, p. 347-361
Paper in proceedings
2014

Learning from demonstration? Developing construction for sustainability

Christian Koch, N.H. Bertelsen
Open Construction and Building Technology Journal. Vol. 8 (1), p. 9-17
Journal article
2014

Shall we dance? Encounters for energy renovation of single family houses

Veronica Carlsson, Christian Koch
30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014; Portsmouth; United Kingdom; 1 September 2014 through 3 September 2014, p. 1163-1171
Paper in proceedings
2014

A creative and useful tension? Large companies using “bring your own device”

D. Kerr, Christian Koch
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. Vol. 429, p. 166-178
Paper in proceedings
2014

Proto institutions in Sustainable Buildings

Christian Koch, Martine Buser
Paper in proceedings
2014

Tête à tête? Nearshoring in Europe of Consulting Engineering

Christian Koch, David Bennett
Hosni Y (Ed) “Science, Technology and Innovation in the Age of Economic, Political and Security Issues”, Proceedings of 23rd International Conference of the International Association for Management of Technology, IAMOT, Miami FL, USA., p. paper 1569866407-
Paper in proceedings
2013

Feral systems and enterprise resource planning systems: content and dynamics.

Christian Koch, Donald Kerr
Feral Information Systems Development: Managerial Implications, p. 62-80
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2013

Swedish poverty – An oxymoron? Taking issue with social sustainability in urban renewal

Martine Buser, Christian Koch
Proceedings of ARCOM - 29th Annual Conference, Reading, UK, 2-4 September 2013, p. 1295-1305
Paper in proceedings
2013

Strategic Management Competences in Scandinavian Contractors

Christian Koch, Henrik Buhl
Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)., p. 645-654
Paper in proceedings
2013

Strategic Sourcing Development–Emerging Resource Combination and Knowledge Interaction

Christian Koch, Jörgensen Claus, John Bang Mathiassen
The IMP Journal. Vol. 7 (1), p. 12-23
Journal article
2013

”Integrated Design Process” a concept for Green Energy Engineering

Christian Koch, Buhl Henrik
Engineering. Vol. 5 (3), p. 292-298
Journal article
2013

SMEs De- or Re-Organising knowledge when outsourcing?

Christian Koch, Christian Koch
The Offshoring Challenge: Strategic Design and Innovation for Tomorrow’s Organization, p. 141-153
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2013

From crew to country? Local and national construction safety cultures in Denmark

Christian Koch
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 31 (6), p. 691-703
Journal article
2013

Projecting an Infrastructure - Shaping a community

Christian Koch, Paul Chan
Paper in proceedings
2013

Taking Engineering Services Offshore - The Scandinavian Experience

Christian Koch, David Bennett
Wu X, Shi Y, Du J and Guo B (Eds) “High Performance Manufacturing - Global Perspective”, Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Global Manufacturing and China, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge, UK., p. 155-159
Paper in proceedings
2013

Taking issue with social sustainability in Urban Transition

Christian Koch, Martine Buser
Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Sustainability Transitions, p. 665-682
Paper in proceedings
2013

Scandinavian engineering consultants doing offshoring engineering – new forms of knowledge and service sourcing

Christian Koch, JULIA MATWINSKA, JOHANNA PERNBOM
Conference Proceedings 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference,
Paper in proceedings
2013

Integration barriers for purchasing organisation in a large construction company: towards requisite disintegration

Mikael Frödell, Per-Erik Josephson, Christian Koch
The IMP Journal. Vol. 7 (1), p. 46-58
Journal article
2013

Knowledge sharing in construction partnering - projects – redundancy, boundary objects and brokers

Christian Koch, Thuesen Christian
International Journal of Project Organisation and Management. Vol. 5 (1/2), p. 156-175
Journal article
2013

Multiple institutions of diversity practices at Scandinavian building contractors

Martine Buser, Christian Koch
Conference contribution
2012

Contested overruns and performance of offshore wind power plants

Christian Koch
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 30 (8), p. 609- 622
Journal article
2012

Eyes Wide Shut? Loyality and Practical Morality in Engineering Education

Martine Buser, Christian Koch
Engineering, Development and Philosophy, p. 253-269
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2012

Multiple dynamics of sustainable housing concepts in Denmark – on the role of passive houses

Christian Koch, Martine Buser
International Conference on Sustainable Transitions, IST 2012, Track E Theory Development and Critical Perspectives (Volume E), p. 283-307
Paper in proceedings
2012

The Effects of Low Internal Integration on Suppliers' Resource Mobilization

Chris Ellegaard, Christian Koch
Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management. Vol. 18 (3), p. 148-158
Journal article
2012

Let’s see the bones – Interoperability and Information Instructure at display

Christian Koch
Workshop on Innovation in Information Infrastructures (III 2012).October 9-11, 2012, Edinburgh, p. 9-
Conference contribution
2012

Diversity Management through board representation in construction

Martine Buser, Christian Koch, Per-Erik Josephson
Paper in proceedings
2012

Free and Open Source ERP - distinction, direction, co-existence and potentials

Tambo Torben, Christian Koch
2012 Rogerio Atem de Carvalho and Björn Johansson (eds) (2011): Free and Open Source Enterprise Resource Planning: Systems and Strategies. IGI Publishing, Hershey, p. 84-101
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2012

Cleantech Niche Development– A Small Business Perspective on Climate Change

Christian Koch, Wildner Merete, Bettina Foged
International Journal of Global Warming. Vol. 4 (3-4), p. 365-382
Journal article
2012

Women at top level management at Contractors in Denmark and Norway

Martine Buser, Christian Koch
Smith S. (2012): Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM).. Vol. 1, p. 262-272
Paper in proceedings
2012

Multiple institutional dynamics of sustainable housing concepts in Denmark – on the role of passive houses

Martine Buser, Christian Koch
Sociology Study. Vol. 2 (10), p. 17-
Journal article
2012

Eyes Wide Shut? Non Referring, Loyalty and Practical Moral in Engineering Education

Martine Buser, Christian Koch
2012, p. 253-267
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2012

The life and death of a sustainable housing concept? The trajectory of passive houses in Denmark as part of the zero carbon transition

Christian Koch, Martine Buser, Roine Leiringer
Proceedings CIB conference Management of Construction: Research to Practice (26 – 29 June 2012), Montreal, p. 13-
Paper in proceedings
2012

Global offshoring - knowledge journeys of three SMEs

Claus Jørgensen, Christian Koch
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business. Vol. 4 (3/4), p. 360-379
Journal article
2010

Beyond the Design Fix - New Industrialisation in Contractor’s Supplier Relationships

Christian Koch, Mikael Frödell, Per-Erik Josephson et al
Paper in proceedings