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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Based on this review, and drawing on current knowledge management literature, a general strategy was proposed for the initial and ongoing development of a management system for project-generated knowledge. Certain specific practices and ...
Conroy and Soltan (1998) suggest that during the course of the execution of a project, there will be a creation of knowledge in the Project-Specific Knowledge Base, but there will also be an evolution of the initial knowledge held in ...
The aim is to focus on the initial key steps of understanding the problems and proposing a general strategy. The company in this case is a large, multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy that is based in Australia, but has offices ...
... should be initiated following the initial round of discussion/training sessions. Identified strategies for knowledge management can be reviewed against available technologies, such as intranet, extranet, project sharing databases, ...
Much of the current work in the area of knowledge has emerged from the initial work of philosopher Michael Polanyi (Kane, 2003). Polanyi first made the distinction between tacit and explicit knowledge (see Polanyi, 1958, 1966).
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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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