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.
In the words of Albert Einstein, “The only source of knowledge is experience.” This has been one of the earlier guiding principles of the construction industry. Skills were passed on from master to student, from one generation to the ...
So it is always essential to be able to trace back to the source of the document or information to ensure its correct understanding and validity. There is unfortunately no fixed recipe or tool for knowledge sharing.
Each chapter furthermore provides a wealth of sources for further reference on knowledge management in general and knowledge management in the construction industry in particular. A brief description of each chapter follows.
We learn that project managers and teams must be equipped in advance with sources of knowledge for problem solving both internally and externally from their firms, with external provision of knowledge management expected to increase in ...
We learn that knowledge maps are an efficient visual tool for presentation of the availability and source location of knowledge within a construction project. In Chapter 17, Chen, Kong, Li, and Xu present an integrative knowledge ...
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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