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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Complex IT solutions were initially seen as the solution; opinions are now however divided over the issue. While terms such as “knowledge” and “knowledge management” were in the past seen by many in the construction industry as hype and ...
Through the case study, it is demonstrated that project definition is a complex adaptive process, and that knowledge about project purpose emerges from group collaboration. We learn that at times, organisational boundaries often limit ...
Because knowledge is such a complex and “fluid mix,” it is extremely difficult to capture in words, to categorise, and to understand completely. The differentiation of knowledge into “tacit” Copyright © 2005, Idea Group Inc. Copying or ...
To develop a sophisticated and mutually supportive range of HRM mechanisms for supporting the knowledge management function within large and complex construction organisations. 3.
For an organisation as large and complex as the case study company, the knowledge management challenges are considCopyright © 2005, Idea Group Inc. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written erable and demand ...
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Chapter III Managing the External Provision of Knowledge Management Services for Projects
A SocioTechnical Perspective
A Community of Practice Perspective
A UK Construction Company Case Study
Learning from Experience
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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