Harvesting and Managing Knowledge in Construction
From Theoretical Foundations to Business Applications
AUTHOR: Rezgui, Yacine and Miles, John
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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.
Anbsp;holistic approach to knowledge management (KM) is taken in this book to incorporate all of thenbsp;relevant themes, tacklingnbsp;technological,nbsp;socio-cultural and organizational issues,nbsp;with thenbsp;creation of valuenbsp;as anbsp;focusnbsp;throughout.nbsp;Information is drawn from a broad range of sources to explain core theories and providenbsp;guidance on practical application.nbsp;Topics covered include:
- changing business relationships in a knowledge economy
- knowledge creation processes and theories
- data, text and knowledge mining techniques
- the learning construction organization
- future technology for knowledge management.
Written by the authors of the first EU-funded KM research project in the fieldnbsp;of construction, this textbook is uniquely well-researched, andnbsp;isnbsp;the perfect introduction to KM for students across the built environment. Itnbsp;is also anbsp;crucial guide to the topic fornbsp;practitioners.
PUBLICATION DATE: 4/5/2011
CATEGORY: Business & Economics