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Utilising intranet technologies in construction sector SMEs: Building up knowledge bases for extreme weather event risk management

Ingirige, MJB and Wedawatta, GSD 2009, Utilising intranet technologies in construction sector SMEs: Building up knowledge bases for extreme weather event risk management , in: CIB Joint International Symposium 2009 - CONSTRUCTION FACING WORLDWIDE CHALLENG ES, 27 September-1 October 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia .

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Abstract

Intranet technologies accessible through a web based platform are used to share and build knowledge bases in many industries. Previous research suggests that intranets are capable of providing a useful means to share, collaborate and transact information within an organization. To compete and survive successfully, business organisations are required to effectively manage various risks affecting their businesses. In the construction industry too this is increasingly becoming an important element in business planning. The ability of businesses, especially of SMEs which represent a significant portion in most economies, to manage various risks is often hindered by fragmented knowledge across a large number of businesses. As a solution, this paper argues that Intranet technologies can be used as an effective means of building and sharing knowledge and building up effective knowledge bases for risk management in SMEs, by specifically considering the risks of extreme weather events. The paper discusses and evaluates relevant literature in this regard and identifies the potential for further research to explore this concept.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: EWEs, Intranets, knowledge management, SMEs
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Disaster Resilience
Publisher: http://www.baufachinformation.de/aufsatz.jsp?ul=2010051000346
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Gayan Wedawatta
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2011 16:36
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 18:13
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/18259

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