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Journal Issue
Volume 15 Issue 2 / Jul 2017  pp59‑146

Editor: John Dumay

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Editorial for EJKM Volume 15 Issue 2  pp59‑60

Associate Professor Johannes Dumay

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Applying a Knowledge Conversion Model to Cultural History: Folk Song From Oral Tradition to Digital Transformation  pp61‑71

Simon Burnett, Caroline Macafee, Dorothy Williams

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How to Promote Knowledge Sharing in Cross‑Functional Npd Teams  pp72‑84

Antonio Daood1, John Power, Conor Phelan, Mark O’Brien

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Barriers and Enablers of Effective Knowledge Management: A Case in the Construction Sector  pp85‑97

George Okere

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Knowledge management is not new to construction companies, as they have been implementing and managing knowledge for as long as they have existed. However, there is the business need for organizations to continuously evaluate the effectiveness of their knowledge management enabling initiatives. With growing competition, companies must remain competitive through the deployment and use of various knowledge management enabling technologies. Equally important is the need to be aware of the factors that are related to the effectiveness of knowledge management enabling initiatives. As such, there is the need to know what those factors are, and the main purpose of this study is to identify the barriers and enablers of effective knowledge management enabling initiative in a construction organization. The research approach was a case study research design, and it captured in‑depth experiences of a specific construction organization before and after the implementation of their knowledge management enabling initiative, and the major drivers of improvement. In general, the research found three key barriers and enablers to the knowledge management enabling initiative at the case study organization: awareness centered on the need and value of knowledge or lack of it, a knowledge sharing environment or lack of it, and web‑enabled and integrated knowledge management systems or lack of it. It is hoped that from this study other construction organizations and other companies within other sectors would learn from the experience of the case study organization on barriers and enablers of effective knowledge management, as well as how to evaluate the effectiveness of their knowledge management initiatives. 


Keywords: Knowledge Management, Information and Communication Technology, Construction Industry, Competitiveness


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Juana Du

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Knowledge Sharing Barriers in the Educational Program Management Administrative Processes: A Case of a Bachelor Program in a Russian University  pp113‑125

Evgeny Blagov, Anastasiia Pleshkova, Emil Soldatkin, Nikita Koritckiy

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The Modernisation of Statistical Classifications in Knowledge and Information Management Systems  pp126‑144

Andrew Hancock

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