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ERIC Number: EJ860485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0969-6474
Knowledge Creation in Construction Organisations: A Case Approach
Eliufoo, Harriet
Learning Organization, v15 n4 p309-325 2008
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania