A successful construction business is a knowledge business. And knowledge must be managed effectively to be used efficiently, especially in a complex project-oriented business such as construction, where skills acquired and lessons learned on one project need to be applied to the next.
A holistic approach to knowledge management (KM) is taken in this book to incorporate all of the relevant themes, tackling technological, socio-cultural and organizational issues, with the creation of value as a focus throughout. Information is drawn from a broad range of sources to explain core theories and provide guidance on practical application. Topics covered include:changing business relationships in a knowledge economyknowledge creation processes and theoriesdata, text and knowledge mining techniquesthe learning construction organizationfuture technology for knowledge management.
Written by the authors of the first EU-funded KM research project in the field of construction, this textbook is uniquely well-researched, and is the perfect introduction to KM for students across the built environment. It is also a crucial guide to the topic for practitioners.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 13 mm
"...offers a credible introduction to many issues relevant to harvesting and managing knowledge in construction. The text is comprehensive in coverage, hence a great generic reference source. As such, it offers good value for money."
Construction Management and Economics
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