Christian Koch

Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental 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 Department of Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics
Göran Lindahl Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management
Veronica Carlsson Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management
Christian Koch Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Construction Management
Ingrid Josefsson Department of Technology Management and Economics, Service Management and Logistics
Formas
CMB

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Publications

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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Engineering companies strategizing globalisation

Martine Buser, Christian Koch, Petra M. Bosch-Sijtsema et al
ARCOM Conference Manchester, September 2016, p. 1089-1098
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Teknikkonsulter med och utan globaliseringsstrategier - en förstudie

Petra M. Bosch-Sijtsema, Martine Buser, Christian Koch et al
Kortrapport om forskning, CMB (2016: nr 1)
Journal article - popular science
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Social sustainability as commodity? - investigating private companies contribution to urban restructuring in Sweden

Martine Buser, Christian Koch,
The 23rd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, Copenhagen DK August 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Sitting between two chairs. Introducing social sustainability in three large Swedish Contractors

Martine Buser, Christian Koch,
Proceedings ARCOM conference 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Towards requisite integration of business development and mechatronics

Christian Koch, John Bang Mathiasen,
Nordic Academy of Management 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

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

Christian Koch, Kim Jacobsen, Anita Moum et al
Proceedings 13th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR), Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Strategy innovation with employee involvement

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

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

Claus Jørgensen, Ole Friis, Christian Koch et al
Strategic Outsourcing. Vol. 8 (1), p. 53 - 75
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

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

Christian Koch, Ole Friis,
Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Vol. 26 (4), p. 501-514
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Operations Strategy for Maintaining Competitiveness in a European Automotive Company

Christian Koch, David Bennett, Thomas Markussen et al
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

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

John Bang Mathiasen, Christian Koch,
Technology Analysis & Strategic Management. Vol. 27 (5), p. 604-620
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Transforming organizational capabilities in strategizing: Strategic sourcing routines in two Danish offshoring enterprises

Claus Jørgensen, Ole Friis, Christian Koch et al
EGOS
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Belt, Braces and more -overlapping emerging proto-institutions in the field of sustainable buildings

Christian Koch, Martine Buser,
European Group of Organization Studies, EGOS 2014 Rotterdam
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Changing institutions of knowing - Climate mitigation, craft competences and vocational training in Denmark

Christian Koch, N.H. Bertelsen,
30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014; Portsmouth; United Kingdom; 1 September 2014 through 3 September 2014
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Computerized Information Standards Enabling Innovation in Public Procurement of Buildings

Christian Koch, K. Jacobsen,
Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Human Interface and the Management of Information: Information and Knowledge Design and Evaluation, Pt I. 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Vol. 8521, p. 373-383
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

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

Christian Koch, Martine Buser, Veronica Carlsson et al
Proceedings 5th International Conference on Sustainability Transitions,
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Proto institutions in Sustainable Buildings

Christian Koch, Martine Buser,
Proceedings International Conference on Sustainable Transition
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

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

Christian Koch, Kim Jacobsen, Anita Moum et al
Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Perspectives in Business Informatics Research (BIR), Lund, Sweden, Sept. 22-24 2014. Vol. 194, p. 347–361
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

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

C. Ellegaard, Christian Koch,
International Journal of Operations & Production Management. Vol. 34 (3), p. 325-346
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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 construction and real estate. Vol. 19 (1), p. -
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Strategic Sourcing Development–Emerging Resource Combination and Knowledge Interaction

Christian Koch, Jörgensen Claus, John Bang Mathiassen et al
The IMP Journal. Vol. 7 (1), p. 12-23
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Christian Koch, JULIA MATWINSKA, JOHANNA PERNBOM et al
Conference Proceedings 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference,
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

SMEs De- or Re-Organising knowledge when outsourcing?

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

When blues meets blue eyes. Danish Management, Technology and Work between Democracy and Globalisation

Christian Koch,
Northern Lights. Work Management and Welfare.
Chapter in monograph, book
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
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

”Integrated Design Process” a concept for Green Energy Engineering

Christian Koch, Buhl Henrik,
Engineering. Vol. 5 (3), p. 292-298
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Multiple institutions of diversity practices at Scandinavian building contractors

Martine Buser, Christian Koch,
22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference (NFF) Iceland, August 2013, track 19: Pactices of diversity and gender equality
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2013

The deflation of a management concept soufflé? – the emergence of new consultancy roles in Danish Public Private Partnerships

Christian Koch, Martine Buser,
28th Egos Colloquium, Montreal, Sub-theme 33 Management occupations: Exploring boundaries and knowledge flows
Conference paper - 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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Projecting an Infrastructure - Shaping a community

Christian Koch, Paul Chan,
Proceedings EPOC 2013 Conference
Conference paper - 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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

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

Mikael Frödell, Per-Erik Josephson, Christian Koch et al
The IMP Journal. Vol. 7 (1), p. 46-58
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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 paper - non 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 et al
Proceedings CIB conference Management of Construction: Research to Practice (26 – 29 June 2012), Montreal, p. 13
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
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
2012

Diversity Management through board representation in construction

Martine Buser, Christian Koch, Per-Erik Josephson et al
Proceedings of the Joint CIB International Conference: Management of Construction: Research to Practice, 26-29 June 2012, Montreal, Canada
Conference paper - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Contested overruns and performance of offshore wind power plants

Christian Koch,
Construction Management and Economics. Vol. 30 (8), p. 609- 622
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
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
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Cleantech Niche Development– A Small Business Perspective on Climate Change

Christian Koch, Wildner Merete, Bettina Foged et al
International Journal of Global Warming. Vol. 4 (3-4), p. 365-382
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

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

Christian Koch, Mikael Frödell, Per-Erik Josephson et al
Proceedings of CIB 2010 World Congress, 10-13 May 2010, Salford Quays, UK
Conference paper - peer reviewed