Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective: A Socio-Technical Perspective
Kazi, Abdul Samad
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Nov 30, 2004 - Computers - 384 pages
Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective presents a portfolio of concepts, methods, models, and tools supported by real life case studies from various corners of the globe providing insights into the management of knowledge in the construction industry. Untangling the hype from the reality, practical means of implementing knowledge management in the construction industry through various mechanisms and tools are demonstrated. For the practitioner, it provides practical insights and experiences from real life cases, for the researcher and academic, it provides current and state-of-the-art undertakings in this emerging area for the construction industry.
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It is in fact a collection of global perspectives, practical experiences, and research in the area of knowledge management in the construction industry. While revisiting the advent of socio-technical thinking in the construction sector ...
Through a detailed case study, the chapter shows where the main problem areas occur in managing knowledge and proposes possible solutions to these problems. The chapter concludes that it is the people that use and produce the knowledge ...
Allee (1997) discusses the “Knowledge Technologies Interface”—that being the overlap between the “The Organisation,” “Knowledge-at-Large,” and “Supporting Technologies.” The target is the triple overlap between all three areas (Allee, ...
For example, this could occur in areas such as familiarity with the particular client; the equipment and technologies used on the project; and the project management systems, techniques, and software. The new knowledge in all three ...
However, since project managers can be drawn from any area of the company, the management of the project management knowledge base is a somewhat different exercise, and one that has significant links to the firm's quality system ...
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From the SocioTechnical Perspective 19621966 to Knowledge Management What Have We Learned?
Emerging Models and Solutions
A Holistic Strategic Approach to the Management of Knowledge
An Exploration on the CoProduction of Project Needs and Requirements by ClientSpecialist Groups
Chapter XV Decision Support Systems and their Application in Construction
Chapter XVI A Knowledge Management Portal System for Construction Projects Using Knowledge Map
Chapter XVII An Integrative Knowledge Management System for EnvironmentalConscious Construction
A Vision for Future Project Information Technologies
Facilitating Organisational Learning within the Construction Industry
Chapter IX Knowledge Management in Higher Education and Professional Development in the Construction Industry
Chapter X Empirical Investigation of Organisational Learning Ability as a Performance Driver in Construction
Chapter XI Evaluating an Organisations Learning Culture Using Learning Histories
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