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Author Styhre, Alexander.

Title Managing knowledge in the construction industry / Alexander Styhre
Published London ; New York : Spon Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 202 pages)
Series Spon research
Spon research.
Contents Occupational groups and professions, practices, institutions and knowledge in construction work -- Site management work and the value of coaching : a relational view of knowledge -- Materiality, aesthetics, and social and cultural capital in architects' work -- The architect's gaze : visual artefacts, perception and knowledge in architects' work -- Knowing the concrete : knowledge and skills in a specialist rock construction company -- Institutionalizing knowledge in construction work organizations : theoretical and practical implications
Summary This new evidence-based book shows how knowledge management can make sense in the construction industry, viewed as being engaged in the material transformation of "nature into buildings". It takes findings from three very different businesses and demonstrates the situational and context-bound nature of knowledge in the construction industry, showing "knowledge" to be a remarkably heterogeneous concept
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-199) and index
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Subject Architects and patrons.
Construction industry -- Communication systems.
Construction industry -- Information resources management.
Construction workers -- Training of.
Knowledge management.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203089987 (electronic bk.)
0415463440 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780203089989 (electronic bk.)
9780415463447 (hbk. ; alk. paper)