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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Mark Jewell, Addept Solutions, Australia Derek H.T. Walker, RMIT University, Australia 112 Section II: Learning from Experience Chapter VIII Knowledge Management: Facilitating Organisational Learning within the Construction Industry .
They point to learning, appreciating, and capitalising on the intellectual capital of firms, and guide us through a ... They describe the development of the COLA (Cross Organisational Learning Approach) process and its use.
In Chapter 10, Dikmen, Birgonul, and Ataoglu explore organisational learning ability as a performance driver in construction through a survey of 85 Turkish construction contractors. Through empirical evidence, they demonstrate that as ...
A policy framework is proposed which attempts to align reward and appraisal systems, work processes, and organisation design in a way that encourages knowledge sharing in other large construction firms.
This is often encapsulated within the organisational mission statement—an explicit articulation of the strategic ... These rewards can be obvious, such as in the form of pay/financial benefits or training and promotional opportunities.
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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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