Managing Change in Construction Projects: A Knowledge-Based Approach
Managing Change in Construction Projects: a knowledge-basedapproach offers a new perspective on construction projectchange by viewing the process of change management as aknowledge-intensive activity, where team members bring their tacitand explicit knowledge into the situation; share, create andcapture this collective knowledge for future re-use in similarsituations.
Through this knowledge-based approach, construction teams cansuccessfully resolve and learn from change events, leading to anoverall improved performance of the industry.
The book will make a significant contribution to ourunderstanding of construction project change by offering newtheoretical and practical insights and models grounded in resultsof case studies conducted within two collaborative constructionproject team settings.
By demonstrating how the social construction of knowledge worksin construction settings, the authors challenge the prevailingchange management solutions based on ‘hard’ ITapproaches. They put forward a balanced view that incorporates bothIT–based and socially constructed approaches to effectivemanagement of construction project change.