Extending knowledge management across the supply chains in the construction industry : knowledge sharing in construction supply chains

Maqsood, Tayyab and Finegan, Andrew D and Walker, Derek H.T. (2003) Extending knowledge management across the supply chains in the construction industry : knowledge sharing in construction supply chains. [Conference Paper]

Abstract

Supply chain management and knowledge management have emerged as two distinct business philosophies in the last decade. Both are making rapid inroads into the construction industry. The premise of this paper is that knowledge management would make it possible for all the trading partners in a supply chain to reap benefits. Current research in knowledge management in the construction industry is generally targeting those big organisations that are main contractors. This has restricted the scope of knowledge management, and limits the benefits to a few, rather than the whole industry. If the construction industry as a whole is to prosper and improve its productivity, strategies for knowledge management strategy at the industry level must be established. This paper argues the case for extending the scope of knowledge management across the full extent of the supply chain, and attempts to identify the benefits that may arise out of sharing knowledge across the supply chain.

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Item Type: Conference Paper
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program A : Business and Industry Development; Project 2001-004-A : Knowledge Management and Innovation Diffusion
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