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A case study of the adoption of ICT technology in a remotely located construction organisation

Finegan, Andrew and Maqsood, Tayyab (2005). A case study of the adoption of ICT technology in a remotely located construction organisation. 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 Finegan, Andrew
Maqsood, Tayyab
Title A case study of the adoption of ICT technology in a remotely located construction organisation
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 165
End Page 174
Total Pages 10
Field of Research 1202 - Building
1503 - Business and Management
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract Construction companies in Australia's Northern Territory not only face the challenges common to all other competitors in the construction business, they must also operate in an environment that is geographically, socially and culturally isolated. This has a considerable impact on the performance of these companies, including their ability to successfully adopt innovative information and communication technologies (ICT). In this case study of a remotely located construction company, an action research based approach - Soft Systems Methodology - is used to investigate the capability of the company to acquire and manage the knowledge required to successfully adopt innovative ICT. The transformation into a learning organisation is a key process of successful knowledge management that this study will seek to identify and understand. Indentifying how organisational culture can be adapted to ensure that it does not become a barrier to learning and other knowledge management processes is a key outcome of this study.
 
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