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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Martin (2000) reports on the problems of inefficient knowledge management for a company and how this can impact on its operation and profitability. For example, he reports the problems include: reinventing the wheel, knowledge loss, ...
One of the main problems for the company was that, while there were some systems already in operation, there was evidence that these were not functioning as ideally intended and that there was further scope for improvement.
This is often encapsulated within the organisational mission statement—an explicit articulation of the strategic direction and operating goals of the organisation. These statements will almost certainly say something about the culture, ...
The case study company turns over almost 10b HK$ and directly employs more than 3,200 employees, making it one of the largest construction organisations operating in Hong Kong. More than 2,000 of these are site-based employees working ...
These are discussed in turn below. • Informal Knowledge Workshops. Monthly workshops covering a wide range of topics were held by the organisation to which a large number of operations staff were invited.
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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