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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However, when presented in a form that is understandable to the industry, there is a sudden brewing of enthusiasm and a willingness to see what can be achieved with knowledge management. During a recent discussion with the managing ...
Communities of practice are analysed and presented from the perspective of the individual, work groups, and the organisation. The authors demonstrate how communities of practice can be used as an efficient diffusion mechanism for ...
A set of critical questions are presented, challenging the current discourse of knowledge management research in construction. We learn that the diffuseness of construction requires a significant tacit order, and that the solution to ...
We learn that knowledge maps are an efficient visual tool for presentation of the availability and source location of ... The need for and technical aspects of the configurable environments approach is presented in the context of an ...
The main findings of the case study are presented below in three parts. Firstly, the barriers to knowledge sharing as perceived by the respondents are discussed; secondly, the organisation's practices for encouraging knowledge sharing ...
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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