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Tacit Knowledge and Worldviews - A case study of the construction tendering process

Maqsood, Tayyab, Finegan, Andrew and Walker, Derek (2005). Tacit Knowledge and Worldviews - A case study of the construction tendering process. In: Ribeiro, Francisco L., Love, Peter D.E., Davidson, Colin H., Egbu, Charles O. and Dimitrijevic, Branka CIB W102 Conference: Information and Knowledge Management in a Global Economy, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-20 May 2005.

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Author Maqsood, Tayyab
Finegan, Andrew
Walker, Derek
Title Tacit Knowledge and Worldviews - A case study of the construction tendering process
Conference Name CIB W102 Conference: Information and Knowledge Management in a Global Economy
Conference Location Lisbon, Portugal
Conference Dates 19-20 May 2005
Conference Publication Title Proceedings of the CIB W102 Conference, Information and Knowledge Management in a Global Economy
Editor Ribeiro, Francisco L.
Love, Peter D.E.
Davidson, Colin H.
Egbu, Charles O.
Dimitrijevic, Branka
Place of Publication Lisbon, Portugal
Publisher DECivil - Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Arquitectura (Technical University of Lisbon)
Publication Year 2005
Start Page 515
End Page 523
Total Pages 9
Field of Research 1202 - Building
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract Construction projects are faced with challenges that cannot be ignored. These projects are becoming more highly competitive, complex, and difficult to manage. They become problems that are difficult to solve using traditional management approaches. The research approach adopted in this study is based upon Soft Systems Methodology (SSM). This approach is suited to problems where there is situational complexity, and is being used increasingly in studies of knowledge and value management in the construction industry. This paper examines the benefits of applying SSM to problems of knowledge management in construction project management, especially those situations that are challenging to understand and difficult to act upon. It includes a case study that examines the tendering process in a bridge construction project where differing worldviews and the failure to draw upon tacit knowledge resulted in a less than satisfactory outcome.
 
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