Knowledge sharing at the construction sector - Facilitators and inhibitors

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Abstract

In modern economic society, organizations' competitiveness relies heavily on their ability to leverage and manage knowledge rather than in physical assets, some authors refer even though the concepts of knowledge management (KM) are being well implemented in the industrial sector, the construction segment, however, appears to have some difficulties in adopting the practices and strategies offered by KM. It is known that the construction sector (CS) is experiencing a time of instability and recession, and one of the causes of this may involve the lack of adaptation to knowledge era. Therefore, this paper, based on literature review, gives an overview of inhibitor and the facilitator factors of knowledge sharing (KS) with the objective to answer two questions: which of the KS inhibitors and facilitators characterize the CS? has the CS its specifics KS inhibitors and facilitators? It's presented a framework in order to verify the existence of exclusive factors of the sector. At this point it is possible to suggest that CS has mainly organizational factors as inhibitors and the facilitator's factors are almost individual. The facilitating factors might be the consequence of an effective and successful KS strategy and can be seen as guidelines to improve the construction industry organizational performance.

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Leal, C., Cunha, S., & Couto, I. (2017). Knowledge sharing at the construction sector - Facilitators and inhibitors. In Procedia Computer Science (Vol. 121, pp. 998–1005). Elsevier B.V. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2017.11.129

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