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posted on 21.12.2015, 11:26 by Grant K. Kululanga, Francis Tekyi Edum-Fotwe, R McCaffer, Andrew Price
This paper describes current research within the Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University into learning practices within UK Construction Companies. The need to understand how companies learn and accelerate the learning process is greater today than ever before. Companies that stop learning, also stop improving and may run the risk of eventually going out of business. As such, organisations are paying more attention to the concept of corporate learning in order to increase their competitive advantage, and ability to innovate so that they can sustain continuous improvement. The research forms part of a larger theme of improving strategic management practices of construction organisations. By focusing on the organic learning styles and learning mechanisms, the research addresses how construction organisations can employ these options to enhance the strategic process. The paper suggests that continuous improvement in construction companies requires a learning culture.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

ARCOM 13th Annual Conference ARCOM 13th Annual Conference

Volume

2

Pages

. 509 - 517

Citation

KULULANGA, G.K. ... et al, 1997. Learning techniques employed by construction contractors' organisations. IN: Stephenson, P. (ed.), Proceedings 13th Annual ARCOM Conference, 15-17 September 1997, Cambridge, UK. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 2, pp.502–10.

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

1997

ISBN

086339759X

Language

en

Location

Cambridge