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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In the past, management focus was on the transfer of skills to maintain a set of skilled craftsmen; today the focus ... These solutions were never really intended to support and maintain the traditional process of transferring skills.
... this form of knowledge is seen as the most important one, one that is difficult to write down on paper, and one that is typically transferred from peer to peer through face-to-face interaction (Kazi, Hannus, & Chareonngam, 1999).
It advocates socialisation as a mechanism for tacit-tacit, externalisation for tacit-explicit, combination for explicit-tacit, and internalisation for explicit-tacit knowledge conversion/transfer.
KM Metazine, Knowledge Transfer International. Retrieved April 2004 from ... In I. Nonaka & D. Teece (Eds.), Managing industrial knowledge—creation, transfer and utilisation. London: Sage. Sieloff, C.G. (1999).
It is explicit knowledge that can be transferred between people through documents, images, and other deliberate communication processes. ... Explicit-tacit transfer requires access to, and learning from, codified documentation, ...
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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