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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Case studies ranging from the implementation of decision support systems, external provision of knowledge management services, learning histories, innovation, human resources management, and so forth provide enriching practical ...
... appropriate infrastructure, the means to unleash innovation and creativity. In Chapter 14, Whelton, Pennanen, and Ballard use a case study to explore the coproduction of project needs and requirements by client-specialist groups.
This chapter explores innovative solutions to encouraging knowledge sharing within a large construction company based in Hong Kong. The techniques used comprised a sophisticated combination of HRM approaches aimed at breaking down ...
... encourage employees to discuss relevant problems and innovative solutions openly amongst themselves within a social network. The workshops were often attached to social events to encourage the informality of the knowledge exchange.
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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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