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.
The differentiation of knowledge into “tacit” Copyright © 2005, Idea Group Inc. Copying or distributing in print or electronic forms without written or “explicit” is discussed by Allee (1997, p. 45), Roos permission of Idea Group Inc.
Summarising from these sources, it can be said that tacit knowledge is the knowledge that is held inside an individual. It is personal and context-specific, derived from the holder's experiences and insights. Explicit knowledge is that ...
It is much easier to identify the people who hold certain knowledge than it is to attempt to codify the knowledge that they hold, and tacit-tacit interaction is still a perfectly valid mechanism for knowledge transfer.
The appropriate mix of tacit knowledge (e.g., discipline specialists) and explicit knowledge (e.g., standard documents) repositories must be selected, based on the nature of the company's work and its organisational structure.
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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
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