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Knowledge creation in construction organisations: a case approach

Knowledge creation in construction organisations: a case approach Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate and characterise the knowledge creation process in construction organisations and explore to what extent organisations facilitate the process. Design/methodology/approach – A case study approach is adopted using four construction organisations; a knowledge creation model is also used as the analytical tool. Findings – The model successfully identifies the characteristics of the knowledge creation process and its uniqueness among the cases studied; and that conscientious effort by organisations to facilitate the process is limited. Research limitations/implications – The study is limited to intra‐firm knowledge creation. Practical implications – Understanding of the knowledge creation process by organisations adopting the model is a potential platform for enhancement of the process in organisations. Originality/value – The article provides the establishment of specific knowledge creation models through an empirical investigation of construction organisations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Learning Organization Emerald Publishing

Knowledge creation in construction organisations: a case approach

The Learning Organization , Volume 15 (4): 17 – May 23, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0969-6474
DOI
10.1108/09696470810879565
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate and characterise the knowledge creation process in construction organisations and explore to what extent organisations facilitate the process. Design/methodology/approach – A case study approach is adopted using four construction organisations; a knowledge creation model is also used as the analytical tool. Findings – The model successfully identifies the characteristics of the knowledge creation process and its uniqueness among the cases studied; and that conscientious effort by organisations to facilitate the process is limited. Research limitations/implications – The study is limited to intra‐firm knowledge creation. Practical implications – Understanding of the knowledge creation process by organisations adopting the model is a potential platform for enhancement of the process in organisations. Originality/value – The article provides the establishment of specific knowledge creation models through an empirical investigation of construction organisations.

Journal

The Learning OrganizationEmerald Publishing

Published: May 23, 2008

Keywords: Knowledge creation; Developing countries; Construction industry; Knowledge management; Tanzania

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