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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Proper organisation of these documents and information is but a first step. Each individual may have a different mindset when organising information. As an example, just x look at the data folders of different people in ix.
On many occasions while the person who writes a document has one thing in mind, the reader grasps another. So it is always essential to be able to trace back to the source of the document or information to ensure its correct ...
Any physical output, such as design drawings, documents, and the like, are simply a representation of the knowledge that is being sold. This is not only the technical or professional knowledge acquired by the firm's staff members during ...
In organisations, it often becomes embedded not only in documents or repositories, but also in organisational routines, process, practices, and norms” (Davenport & Prusak, 1998, p. 49). The transformation of information into knowledge ...
It is explicit knowledge that can be transferred between people through documents, images, and other deliberate communication processes. Roos et al. (1998, p. 16) and Allee (1997, p. 45) describe the processes of conversion and ...
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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
About the Authors