Reflecting on 10 years of focus on innovation, organisational learning and knowledge management literature in a construction project management context

Reflecting on 10 years of focus on innovation, organisational learning and knowledge management... PurposeThis paper provides a brief critical analysis of how the focus on innovation diffusion, organisational learning and knowledge management has developed with an emphasis on the 2005-2015 period. The purpose of this paper is to provide a recent historic perspective on these concepts and suggest an integrated future focus for this research.Design/methodology/approachThe paper identifies trends in how knowledge and learning is associated with innovation and experience based on a literature review.FindingsThe study of organisational learning and the management of knowledge and innovation diffusion is well-established in the construction and project management domains with two strongly emerging intertwined foci. On one hand, there has been a significant growing focus on learning through collaboration and the value of being a reflective practitioner. On the other hand, the exponential growth in the power of computing has led to “Big Data” reappearing to redefine data and information into pseudo-knowledge that is “blurring” the boundary of data, information and knowledge. Increasingly, we are likely to see effective innovation through more practical blending of these foci.Originality/valueThis provides a reflection on changing perspectives, on human and machine learning and knowledge management that may have a profound impact on future research themes. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management Emerald Publishing

Reflecting on 10 years of focus on innovation, organisational learning and knowledge management literature in a construction project management context

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1471-4175
DOI
10.1108/CI-12-2015-0066
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PurposeThis paper provides a brief critical analysis of how the focus on innovation diffusion, organisational learning and knowledge management has developed with an emphasis on the 2005-2015 period. The purpose of this paper is to provide a recent historic perspective on these concepts and suggest an integrated future focus for this research.Design/methodology/approachThe paper identifies trends in how knowledge and learning is associated with innovation and experience based on a literature review.FindingsThe study of organisational learning and the management of knowledge and innovation diffusion is well-established in the construction and project management domains with two strongly emerging intertwined foci. On one hand, there has been a significant growing focus on learning through collaboration and the value of being a reflective practitioner. On the other hand, the exponential growth in the power of computing has led to “Big Data” reappearing to redefine data and information into pseudo-knowledge that is “blurring” the boundary of data, information and knowledge. Increasingly, we are likely to see effective innovation through more practical blending of these foci.Originality/valueThis provides a reflection on changing perspectives, on human and machine learning and knowledge management that may have a profound impact on future research themes.

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Construction Innovation: Information, Process, ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 4, 2016

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