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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... South Africa Alan Burke, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Barbara Colledge, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK Chapter IX Knowledge Management in Higher Education and Professional Development in the Construction Industry .
He sets a case for lifelong learning and continuing professional development as essential ingredients to ensuring that graduates and workers remain competent and maintain a competitive advantage. We learn that “learning to learn” is an ...
This is not only the technical or professional knowledge acquired by the firm's staff members during, and subsequent to, tertiary education, but also their knowledge of clients, business sectors, organisational procedures, ...
In order to try to locate experience elsewhere in the firm, the only readily available mechanism often resorted to is sending e-mail messages to all professional staff asking, “Does anyone know anything about.
Many companies, this one included, tend to follow a relatively 'generalist' approach to work assignments among technical professionals, whereby staff members will end up working on a huge range of projects and tasks within their ...
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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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