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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With a depleting skilled force (based on discussions with several lead contractors, estimates range from 40% to up to 70% ... During a recent discussion with the managing director of a building contractor on the subject of intellectual ...
Towards the end of the very long and interesting discussion, the managing director suddenly asked, “In financial management, we talk of ROI as return on investment. So in knowledge management, do we see ROI as return on 'intellect' or ...
They discuss how wasted, lost, and inefficient use of knowledge leads to inefficiencies and reworking of past problems. We learn in this chapter that it is the people that use and produce the knowledge that are in the best position to ...
... adds value far beyond producing documentation, in that the process itself, particularly reflective interviews, it gives stakeholders the opportunity to discuss their experiences and therefore enables a form of knowledge capture.
Long hours of discussions in the form of stories and experiences shared have formed my main basis for passing on the message further to numerous construction companies. I am furthermore grateful to my work colleagues at the Technical ...
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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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