Institutional analysis of organizations have developed a rich framework and empirical insights about how new practices become established via diffusion. Nevertheless, lean construction literature has paid scant attention to organizational practices dissemination and it is important to improve the understanding of how lean construction philosophy diffusion effectively occurs. Drawing on institutional and lean construction literature and interviews with leading construction companies’ directors, this study seeks to understand the case of lean construction dissemination over the Colombian construction housing sector. As a result, the study provides an analysis of the relevance and effectiveness of lean construction diffusion strategies, thus helping construction sector leaders to review and improve current approaches.
Lean construction, practices, institutions, diffusion, and developing country.