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.
Results 6-10 of 95
The new knowledge in all three knowledge bases is initially held only by those individuals who are members of the project team. The goal, therefore, is for that knowledge, or at least the most important and relevant elements of it, ...
For engineering and construction companies, it is important to establish a strategy for managing the project-generated knowledge. The key questions to be addressed are: • What is the system is aiming to achieve?
Hence flexibility and customisability are important factors. • It must be developed with an overall “systems perspective,” rather than simply being a group of ad-hoc pieces; hence the need for a knowledge manager.
One important hurdle that must be overcome by a KM strategy is how to encourage people to willingly share their knowledge for the betterment of project and organisational performance. Although recent studies have attempted to address ...
A knowledge-enterprising culture is arguably one of the most important conditions leading to the success of a KM project. Indeed, many authors have identified culture as the most significant barrier to sharing knowledge (Ruggles, 1998; ...
What people are saying - Write a review
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