The culture of the knowledge advantage (K-Adv): a holistic strategic approach to the management of knowledge

Walker, D, Maqsood, T and Finegan, A 2005, 'The culture of the knowledge advantage (K-Adv): a holistic strategic approach to the management of knowledge' in A. Kazi (ed.) Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective, Idea Group, Helsinki, Finland, pp. 225-250.


Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: Book Chapters

Title The culture of the knowledge advantage (K-Adv): a holistic strategic approach to the management of knowledge
Author(s) Walker, D
Maqsood, T
Finegan, A
Year 2005
Title of book Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective
Publisher Idea Group
Place of publication Helsinki, Finland
Editor(s) A. Kazi
Start page 225
End page 250
Subjects Organisation of Information and Knowledge Resources
Summary This chapter introduces a concept 'the knowledge advantage' (K-Adv) that describes a model in which knowledge leadership provides the setting in which an organisation's knowledge vision can be developed and activated. this is supported by a people infrastructure that allows people to effectively create and share knowledge. This infrastructure is further supported by an information and communication technologies (ICT) infrastructure. This chapter also provides examples of how the K-Adv can be developed, and several tools are illustrated for this purpose. These include using a soft systems methodology (SSM) approach as part of developing the knowledge leadership vision and how the K-Adv can be used for benchmarking at both a course and fine-grained level. The contribution that this chapter makes is to provide some strategic and practical tactical tools that companies can use to develop their competitive advantage.
Copyright notice © 2005 Idea Group
ISBN 159140360X
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 176 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Fri, 05 Mar 2010, 02:22:00 EST by Catalyst Administrator
© 2014 RMIT Research Repository • Powered by Fez SoftwareContact us