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Current state of knowledge management, potential and trends: implications for the construction industry

Maqsood, Tayyab, Walker, Derek H.T. and Finegan, Andrew D. (2004). Current state of knowledge management, potential and trends: implications for the construction industry. In: Hampson, Keith International Conference of Collaborative Research: Clients Driving Innovation, Surfers Paradise, Qld., 25-27 October 2004.

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Author Maqsood, Tayyab
Walker, Derek H.T.
Finegan, Andrew D.
Title Current state of knowledge management, potential and trends: implications for the construction industry
Conference Name International Conference of Collaborative Research: Clients Driving Innovation
Conference Location Surfers Paradise, Qld.
Conference Dates 25-27 October 2004
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the 'Clients Driving Innovation' International Conference 2004
Editor Hampson, Keith
Place of Publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publisher CRC for Construction Innovation
Publication Year 2004
ISBN 0-9750977-3-3   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Total Pages 9
Field of Research 1202 - Building
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract During the past decade a paradigm shift in the domain of knowledge management (KM) has emerged out of learning occurred from unfulfilled KM initiatives. This emerging perspective of KM considers it to be more as a human activity rather than a technological endeavour. The notion that knowledge can readily be captured and made part of the machines and then easily shared with others has lost its strength. Rather, knowledge creation and sharing is being advocated through socialisation processes like building communities of practice, either real or virtual. The esoteric, contextual and problematic nature of knowledge is becoming evident as KM research is advancing into the realms of social constructivism. These constraints in KM are being recognised, and KM strategies are being devised that consider these limitations. Issues like leadership, vision and culture have become central to the successful KM initiatives. This paper presents the changing face of KM through the review of the literature. It argues that KM is not just another management fad or a recycled concept. Rather, the various trends and potentials of KM research are identified within the context of expanding boundaries and domain, and the potential benefit for the construction industry
 
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