Harvesting and Managing Knowledge in Construction: From Theoretical Foundations to Business Applications

1st Edition

Yacine Rezgui, John Miles

Published February 18, 2011
Textbook - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780415545969 - CAT# Y102322

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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.

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 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 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.


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