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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I am sure all authors will join me in thanking the reviewers for helping improve the quality of the content of the chapters in this book. No journey, adventure, or project is possible without the support of one's loved ones.
Project Related—knowledge of the client and the historical aspects of the project which are of use for future marketing purposes either in winning jobs with the same client or in improving the firm's “curricula vitae.” 3.
... and communicate the key knowledge, experience, and feedback gained on each project carried out by the firm to ensure that the whole firm can obtain the maximum future benefit from it as part of a continuous improvement process.
The content should include a “lesson learned,” identify “what went well,” suggest an improvement opportunity, and so forth. If companies were to use such project-generated knowledge bulletins, they should be in standard form, ...
... few studies have explored how knowledge sharing could be improved within the construction industry's unique context. ... they should develop and manage their knowledgesharing practices in such a way as to improve their performance.
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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