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Title: A Conceptual Framework of Knowledge Transfer from The Construction Company To the Host Community
Authors: Williams, Justice
Fugar, Frank Desmond Kofi
Adinyira, Emmanuel
Keywords: Knowledge transfer
Diffusion of new idea
Construction health and safety
Conceptual framework
Issue Date: 25-Feb-2018
Publisher: 10th cidb Postgraduate Conference
Citation: 10th cidb Postgraduate Conference Towards a better route to enhanced productivity, performance, and transformation of construction 25-27 February 2018 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Abstract: Knowledge transfer and management in organizations throughout the world is a competitive advantage. It is what the organization knows, how it uses what it knows and how fast it can discover something new, be it in acquisition of technology for innovation, or business activities development, studies have been undertaken in this area to examine knowledge transfer and management process in the organisation. But little is known about the effectiveness of knowledge transfer by construction companies to the project host communities. Therefore, this paper builds on existing concepts of knowledge transfer and diffusion of new ideas and offers a conceptual framework of knowledge transfer and its diffusion from the construction industry to the project host community. The conceptual framework identifies stages of Knowledge conversion and diffusion and factors that are expected to enable the transfer process at different stages. The framework also shows the inter-relation between Knowledge transfer and diffusion by combining the theory of Nonaka & Takeuchi on knowledge creation and shearing with Everett Rogers’s innovation decision theory. This has been achieved by first, reviewing and discussing theories relating to diffusion of new idea (NI) and knowledge transfer (KT). Secondly, the paper evaluates the interrelation between knowledge transfer and diffusion of new ideas. Thirdly, it establishes a connection between knowledge transfer and diffusion of new ideas. Finally, it brings the latter in the context of construction industry. This paper has demonstrated that a construction firm that is able to create and improve its Knowledge base and transfer such new Knowledge to the community in which it finds itself, would have much collaboration and a peaceful atmosphere to carry out its corporate goals or complete its project within schedule.
Description: Fidelis Emuze ed. Proceedings of the 10th cidb Postgraduate Conference Towards a better route to enhanced productivity, performance, and transformation of construction 25-27 February 2018 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11192
ISBN: 978-1-920508-83-8
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