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Knowledge management (KM) is now recognised as a core business concern and intellectual assets play a vital role in gaining competitive advantage. Within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, where the need for innovation and improved business performance requires the effective deployment and utilisation of project knowledge, the need for strategic knowledge management is also being acknowledged. This paper reviews various initiatives for KM in order to assess the extent to which it is being implemented in the AEC sector. Contextual issues are identified, and the findings from two research projects are used to assess current strategies for KM in AEC firms. These studies show that effective knowledge management requires a combination of both mechanistic and organic approaches in an integrated approach that incorporates both technological and organisational/cultural issues. The paper concludes with recommendations on how this could be achieved in practice.
Author(s): Kamara JM, Augenbroe G, Anumba CJ, Carrillo PM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Construction Innovation
ISSN (print): 1471-4175
ISSN (electronic): 1477-0857
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
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