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Unleashing Innovation and Creativity through Managing Knowledge in Supply Chains: Creating the Learning Chains

Maqsood, Tayyab, Walker, Derek and Finegan, Andrew (2005). Unleashing Innovation and Creativity through Managing Knowledge in Supply Chains: Creating the Learning Chains. In: Ahmed, Syed M., Ahmad, Irtishad, Pantouvakis, John-Paris, Azhar, Salman and Zheng, Juan 3rd International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Advancing Engineering, Management and Technology, Athens, Greece, 15-17 September 2005.

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Author Maqsood, Tayyab
Walker, Derek
Finegan, Andrew
Title Unleashing Innovation and Creativity through Managing Knowledge in Supply Chains: Creating the Learning Chains
Conference Name 3rd International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century: Advancing Engineering, Management and Technology
Conference Location Athens, Greece
Conference Dates 15-17 September 2005
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-III): Advancing Engineering, Management and Technology
Editor Ahmed, Syed M.
Ahmad, Irtishad
Pantouvakis, John-Paris
Azhar, Salman
Zheng, Juan
Place of Publication Athens, Greece
Publisher CITC-III Greece
Publication Year 2005
ISBN 960-254-655-7   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 677
End Page 681
Total Pages 5
Field of Research 1202 - Building
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract The research focus of recent construction industry knowledge management research has primary been the development of knowledge management strategies for a certain 'single' organisation to unleash innovation and creativity by exploiting the resources available within the organisation. The emerging paradigm of supply chain management dictates that unit of competition from organisation vs. organisation will soon change to chain vs. chain. Hence, a collective collaborative effort of all supply chain partners would be required to achieve such innovation and creativity. This research explores the role of knowledge management to serve as such a vehicle in the emerging paradigm through which innovation and creativity can be unleashed by a collaborative effort of all the members of the supply chain. The research is built on the recently completed CRC for Construction Innovation Australia, research project "Delivering inproved knowledge management and ICT diffusion in Australian construction industry" where a 'Knowledge Advantage' framework was developed for a certain organisation to unleash innovation and creativity. This paper explains how this framework can be extended to take into account the supply chain partners and create a culture of knowledge sharing through which a Knowledge Advantage for the whole supply chain can be developed and used to unleash creativity and innovation in the construction projects.
Keyword Innovation
Creativity
Knowledge
Management
Supply Chain Management
Knowledge advantage
 
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