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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Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective Table of Contents Preface . ... in Construction Practice Chapter I Strategies for Managing Project Generated Knowledge: A New Zealand Case Study .
... and Adaptive Management: An Exploration on the Co-Production of Project Needs and Requirements by Client-Specialist Groups . ... UK Chapter XVI A Knowledge Management Portal System for Construction Projects Using Knowledge Map .
When people move from project to project and work in different teams (at times concurrently), valuable experience gained can be lost if not ... This has in fact been one of the factors inhibiting progress in the construction industry.
In Chapter 1, de Kretser and Wilkinson present a case study from New Zealand focusing on the development of project-generated knowledge management systems, and the benefits that construction organisations can reap from such developments ...
We learn that knowledge maps are an efficient visual tool for presentation of the availability and source location of knowledge within a construction project. In Chapter 17, Chen, Kong, Li, and Xu present an integrative knowledge ...
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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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