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Researching decision support: What do we need to know?

Rooke, J, Koskela, LJ, Siriwardena, ML, Ruikar, K, Kagioglou, M, Sexton, MG, McDermott, P and Aouad, G 2006, Researching decision support: What do we need to know? , in: Symposium on Sustainability and Value Through Construction Procurement 2006, 29th November - 2nd December 2006, Digital World Centre, Salford, UK.

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Abstract

The EPSRC funded KIM Grand Challenge project to investigate the use of Knowledge and Information Management techniques in the context of the emerging product-service paradigm in engineering is introduced. The paper focuses on the topic addressed by Task 3.3 of this project, decision support. An outline is offered of an approach to decision support which combines the Unique Adequacy (UA) requirement of methods with Transformation-Flow-Value (TFV) theory. UA requires that reports are [1] grounded in a detailed inside knowledge of the topic and [2] are theory neutral. TFV theory emphasises the importance of flows in the analysis of production. It is suggested that these two approaches may be usefully combined to facilitate: [1] the design of through life decision support; and [2] the creation of the through-life community of practice which makes possible the sharing of information across the whole product-service life cycle.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Salford Centre for Research & Innovation (SCRI)
Journal or Publication Title: Symposium on Sustainability and Value Through Construction Procurement 2006
Publisher: University of Salford, Maxwell Building, The Crescent M5 4WT
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: JA Rooke
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2012 13:33
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:24
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/20727

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