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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For processes, questions were asked as to how knowledge is identified, collected, organised, shared, adapted to existing products and processes, used, and new knowledge is created from existing knowledge. In terms of enablers, ...
Murray (1999) identified conceptual indexing, conceptual mapping, hypertext (hypermedia), information modelling, and semantic networks as some means for knowledge representation. Social network analysis is another means being used to ...
At the same time, they are also identifying critical “intervention points” during these phases where “social processes” are purposely induced to allow for better tacit knowledge capture and sharing.
There will be real benefits to a firm if it can ensure that important knowledge gained by team members on each project is identified and made available to others in the firm to learn from and use on future projects.
... of knowledge—either verbally or through written means (Binney, 2001). Roos et al. (1998, p. 17) identify that technical systems, such as “information technology,” can help this process, but cannot, by themselves, ensure it.
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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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