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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... benefit from such documented lessons learned. A system to facilitate recording and communication of knowledge and information about a company's customers and competitors. 2. 3. Malhotra (2002) discusses the failure of knowledge ...
... benefit of future work across the firm, rather than only on future projects involving those specific project team members. In considering the business of consulting engineering, the project-generated knowledge that is of interest for ...
... benefit from it as part of a continuous improvement process. Since each discipline department is responsible for the technical standards of its members' work output, it is these departments that must manage the knowledge elements ...
... benefit; it is then possible to collate the accumulated knowledge of many projects in one accessible repository. The in-house standard documents can be developed alongside a fee-paying project, so that the maximum benefit is obtained ...
... benefit of knowledge generated: • an online database of all staff, their areas of expertise, and so forth—commonly known as a corporate “Yellow Pages”; • increased establishment and use of technets and newsgroups throughout the ...
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