Empirical analysis of knowledge management activities in construction organisations

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Title Empirical analysis of knowledge management activities in construction organisations
Author Chen, Le; Mohamed, Sherif Ali Mohtady
Publication Title Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering
Editor Hugues Rivard, Hani Melhem and Edmond Miresco
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Montreal, CANADA
Abstract Knowledge is a commodity. It is a by-product of learning that involves the creation, sharing, processing and possible use of information in the mind of an individual. Knowledge management (KM) is, therefore, concerned with the effective implementation of such activities within the organisation. It is simply the process of leveraging organisational knowledge to deliver a long-term competitive advantage. This paper presents the results of an empirical research investigation into the interaction between different KM activities within the context of construction contracting organisations. The different KM activities include: responsiveness to the knowledge of business environment, knowledge acquisition, knowledge dissemination, and knowledge application. A questionnaire survey was administered to investigate the opinions of construction professionals regarding the intensity of activities currently implemented by their organisations to facilitate knowledge capturing, sharing and application. A total of 149 responses were then used to statistically examine the inter-relationships between the different KM activities as practised by contracting organisations in Hong Kong. The paper presents and discusses the survey findings and proposes recommendations for improving the effectiveness of current KM practices.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.asce.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright remains with the authors 2006. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.
ISBN 2-921145-58-8
Conference name Joint International Conference on Computing and Decision Making in Civil and Building Engineering
Location Montreal, CANADA
Date From 2006-06-14
Date To 2006-06-16
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/13339
Date Accessioned 2007-03-06
Date Available 2009-10-14T22:11:12Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Building Construction Management
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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