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Managing Knowledge in the Construction Industry
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Managing Knowledge in the Construction Industry
von: Alexander Styhre
Spon Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780203089989
211 Seiten, Download: 837 KB
 
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Inhaltsverzeichnis

  Contents 6  
  Tables 7  
  Preface 8  
  Introduction 10  
     Entering the knowledge society 10  
     The size and impact of the construction industry 14  
     Purpose and outline of the book 16  
  1 Occupational groups and professions, practices, institutions and knowledge in construction work 18  
     Introduction 18  
     Professions, occupations and practice: analytical tools for understanding construction industry work 18  
     The concepts of knowledge and knowledge management 31  
     Knowledge management in the construction industry 41  
     Some characteristics of the construction industry 44  
     Summary and conclusions 50  
  2 Site management work and the value of coaching 51  
     Introduction 51  
     Setting the scene: site managers and their work 52  
     Project work, gender and the construction industry 56  
     Site managers’ everyday work in construction projects 61  
     Concluding remarks 66  
     Managing knowledge through coaching: an explorative study 66  
     Managing knowledge through coaching: some lessons learned 76  
     Theoretical implications: coaching as second-order observations 78  
     Summary and conclusion 83  
  3 Materiality, aesthetics, and social and cultural capital in architects’ work 84  
     Introduction 84  
     Architects’ work: an overview 85  
     Architectural work: from sketching to materiality 100  
     Architects’ work as a ‘mangle of practice’ 109  
     Summary and conclusion 112  
  4 The architect’s gaze 113  
     Introduction 113  
     Perception and knowledge: the gaze, professional vision and visual artefacts 114  
     Introducing Brown Architects 120  
     Summary and conclusion 129  
  5 Knowing the concrete 130  
     Introduction 130  
     Social capital in rock construction work 131  
     Social capital in site management work in the construction industry 137  
     Introducing ConCo 139  
     The influence of social capital in rock construction work 144  
     Summary and concluding remarks 145  
     Aesthetics in rock construction work 146  
     The concept of aesthetics 147  
     The beauty of sprayed concrete, rock injection and bolt reinforcement 151  
     Aesthetic knowledge in non-aesthetic work 155  
     Summary and conclusion 157  
  6 Institutionalizing knowledge in construction work organizations 158  
     Introduction 158  
     The institutionalization of knowledge 158  
     The institutionalization of knowledge in the construction industry: the four case studies revisited 168  
     Implications for managerial practice in the construction industry 175  
     Summary and conclusion 178  
  Appendix 180  
     Methodology of the studies 180  
     Data collection and data analysis 181  
  Notes 185  
  Bibliography 186  
  Index 209  


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