Program overview | Projects
Knowledge Management and Innovation Diffusion [Walker, RMIT] 2001-004-A
Project participants and team members
|Arup Australasia ||Peter Bowtell|
|Bovis Lend Lease||Mark McSweeney|
|John Holland||Gerry Shutt|
|Qld Dept of Main Roads||David Clifford, William Semple,John Spathonis, David Thorpe, Jane Williamson|
|Qld Dept of Public Works||Don Allan, Craig Carpenter|
|Building Commission||Roger Frith, Jeff Norton|
|Queensland University of Technology ||Craig Furneaux, Neal Ryan, Tony Sidwell,|
|RMIT||Judith McCann, Derek Walker- Project Leader, Andrew Wilson|
|University of Newcastle||Graham Brewer|
If the construction industry is to become more innovative and take better advantage of innovation it must improve the way it generates and manages knowledge through an effective knowledge diffusion strategy that provides added value to its paying customers and other stakeholders. The purpose of this project is to develop a leading edge business guide and prototype template (an electronic wizard) that recommends best knowledge management practice including the diffusion of supporting information and communication technologies. The e-wizard, which will be able to be placed on an intranet or extranet for widespread access within an organisation, will provide easy access to available knowledge sources within a company to improve decision-making.
There are two theoretical elements to this research project: studying how knowledge creation and management is best pursued and studying how innovation diffusion (particularly supporting IT infrastructure) is best achieved. Becoming more effective in applying innovation will allow the construction industry to manage any required change process involving knowledge generation and knowledge management. This project also provides a focus on a tangible knowledge management outcome.