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Title Knowledge management in construction / edited by Chimay J. Anumba, Charles O. Egbu, and Patricia M. Carrillo ; foreword by Michael Latham.
Imprint Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005.

Subject Construction industry -- Information services.
Alt Name Anumba, C. J. (Chimay J.)
Egbu, Charles O.
Carrillo, Patricia M.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 226 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Knowledge Management in Construction -- Contents -- Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Nature and Dimensions of Knowledge Management -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Why knowledge management now? The drivers -- 2.3 The nature of knowledge -- 2.4 Extra-organisational knowledge and absorptive capacity -- 2.5 Key knowledge processes -- 2.6 Conclusions -- References -- 3 Construction as a Knowledge-Based Industry -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The construction industry and knowledge-intensive products and services -- 3.3 Knowledge production in construction -- 3.4 Communicating and sharing knowledge -- 3.5 Creating and sustaining a knowledge culture -- 3.6 Conclusions -- References -- 4 Strategies and Business Case for Knowledge Management -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 What does knowledge management mean to construction? -- 4.3 What knowledge management strategy should be adopted? -- 4.4 Delivering knowledge management in practice -- 4.5 A business case for knowledge management -- 4.6 The future -- References -- 5 Organisational Readiness for Knowledge Management -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 The importance of knowledge lifecycle management (KLM) -- 5.3 Preparing the organisational context for knowledge lifecycle management -- 5.4 Conclusions -- References -- 6 Tools and Techniques for Knowledge Management -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Knowledge management tools -- 6.3 Selecting knowledge management tools -- 6.4 The SeLEKT approach -- 6.5 Conclusions -- References -- 7 Cross-Project Knowledge Management -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 The nature of projects -- 7.3 Construction projects -- 7.4 Cross-project knowledge transfer -- 7.5 Live capture and reuse of project knowledge -- 7.6 Conclusions -- References -- 8 Knowledge Management as a Driver for Innovation -- 8.1 Introduction.
8.2 Knowledge management and innovations: building and maintaining capabilities -- 8.3 Knowledge management and improved innovations: issues of strategy, process, structure, culture and technology -- 8.4 Managing knowledge for exploiting innovations: implications for managers -- 8.5 Conclusions -- References -- 9 Performance Measurement in Knowledge Management -- 9.1 Introduction -- 9.2 Why measure the performance of knowledge management and knowledge assets? -- 9.3 Types of performance measures -- 9.4 Measurement approaches -- 9.5 Application tools -- 9.6 Conclusions -- References -- 10 Knowledge Management Strategy Development: A CLEVER Approach -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 The CLEVER project -- 10.3 The CLEVER framework -- 10.4 Utilisation and evaluation of the framework -- 10.5 Conclusions -- References -- 11 Corporate Memory -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Research methodology -- 11.3 Related research -- 11.4 Tacit knowledge capture, sharing and reuse -- 11.5 Tacit and explicit knowledge capture, sharing and reuse -- 11.6 Conclusions -- References -- 12 Building a Knowledge-Sharing Culture in Construction Project Teams -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Case study -- 12.3 Discussion -- 12.4 Conclusions -- References -- 13 Concluding Notes -- 13.1 Introduction -- 13.2 Summary -- 13.3 Benefits of knowledge management to construction organisations -- 13.4 Issues in knowledge management implementation -- 13.5 Future directions -- Index.
Summary 'This book provides practical guidance and I consider it essential reading for all participants in the construction process.' Sir Michael Latham 'This book gives us many excellent examples of the importance of KM and how KM can be used and implemented in a project-based industry such as construction' Journal of Human Resource Costing & Accounting.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780470759523 (electronic bk.)
0470759526 (electronic bk.)
9780470759554
0470759550
1405129727 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9781405129725
ISBN/ISSN 10.1002/9780470759554
OCLC # 608622618
Additional Format Print version: Knowledge management in construction. Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2005 (DLC) 2004020191