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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Complex IT solutions were initially seen as the solution; opinions are now however divided over the issue. While terms such as “knowledge” and “knowledge management” were in the past seen by many in the construction industry as hype and ...
However, the issue of knowledge management has assumed greater importance in recent times (Argote, 1999) due to factors such as: the increasing pace of technological change; the growth in the quantity of information available; ...
This aspect of knowledge management obviously ties in with issues of employee training and development. Should such a specialist leave the company, there is certainly a resulting loss of knowledge, however the extent of this loss will ...
... management system should not be developed without considering the larger, system-wide issues, appropriate application of the basic knowledge management principles identified should permit development of effective elements to occur.
In particular, management throughout the company must be constantly aware of the issues relating to knowledge management and be actively looking for opportunities for improving the knowledge flow around the company.
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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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