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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... another means being used to visually represent knowledge through links and interrelationships between individuals in a typical knowledge exchange chain (using who knows who, and who goes to whom for information on a specific topic).
These configurable environments combine data integration capabilities with visualisation and analysis tools in a format customised to the needs of specific users and projects. The need for and technical aspects of the configurable ...
Certain specific practices and system elements were identified for further development and implementation as part of the knowledge management system. A key conclusion from this research is that it is the producers and consumers of ...
Furthermore, the firm may possess certain knowledge, but either: (i) not be aware that it does so, (ii) not be able to locate the specific source, or (iii) not disseminate the knowledge or make it available to all in the wider ...
It is personal and context-specific, derived from the holder's experiences and insights. Explicit knowledge is that which is codified in written or some other “hard” form (Nonaka & Takeuchi, 1995). It is explicit knowledge that can be ...
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A Case Study
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