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|Title: ||Integrated use of technologies and techniques for construction knowledge management|
|Authors: ||Ruikar, Kirti|
Anumba, Chimay J.
Egbu, Charles O.
|Keywords: ||Knowledge management|
|Issue Date: ||2007|
|Publisher: ||Palgrave Macmillan (© Operational Research Society)|
|Citation: ||RUIKAR, K., ANUMBA, C.J. and EGBU, C., 2007. Integrated use of technologies and techniques for construction knowledge management. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 5 (4), pp. 297-311.|
|Abstract: ||The last two decades have witnessed a significant increase in discussions about the different
dimensions of knowledge and knowledge management (KM). This is especially true in the
construction context. Many factors have contributed to this growing interest including
globalisation, increased competition, diffusion of new ICTs (information and communication
technologies), and new procurement routes, among others. There are a range of techniques and
technologies that can be used for knowledge management (KM) in construction organisations.
The use of techniques for KM is not new, but many technologies for KM are fairly new and still
evolving. This paper begins with a review of different KM techniques and technologies and then
reports the findings of case studies of selected UK construction organisations, carried out with the
aim of establishing what tools are currently being used in UK construction organisations to
support knowledge processes. Case study findings indicate that most organisations do not adopt
a structured approach for selecting KM technologies and techniques. The use of KM techniques
is more evident compared to KM technologies. There is also reluctance among construction
companies to invest in highly specialised KM technologies. The high costs of specialist KM
technologies are viewed as the barrier to their adoption. In conclusion, the paper advocates
integrated use of KM techniques and technologies in construction organisations.|
|Description: ||This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Knowledge Management Research and Practice [© Operational Research Society]. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500154|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.kmrp.8500154|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering)|
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