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Knowledge integration process in construction projects: a social network analysis approach to compare competitive and collaborative working

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posted on 14.12.2016, 11:38 by Ximing Ruan, Edward G. Ochieng, Andrew Price, Charles O. Egbu
Research on knowledge integration across organizational boundaries is still very limited because of the assumption that knowledge is a critical asset, which should be secured within organizational boundaries. A variety of knowledge management frameworks have presented the same common characteristics, including information sharing as the basis for knowledge management, a supportive culture, trust and proximity. Social network analysis is used to examine the knowledge integration process in collaborative and competitive working systems on four case study projects based on public sector organizations. This involved shadowing participants and conducting interviews. Participants were selected from a set of functional teams according to their role. Five participants were interviewed from each project in order to check the validity and reliability of the data. The knowledge integration patterns are presented by quantitative methods using the social network analysis approach.

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Published in

Construction Management and Economics

Volume

30

Issue

1

Pages

5 - 19

Citation

RUAN, X. ... et al., 2012. Knowledge integration process in construction projects: a social network analysis approach to compare competitive and collaborative working. Construction Management and Economics, 30 (1), pp.5-19.

Publisher

© Taylor and Francis

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

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

2012

ISSN

0144-6193

eISSN

1466-433X

Language

en

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