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Learning from SME site managers through debriefing

Boyd, D, Egbu, CO, Chinyio, E and Lee, CCT 2004, Learning from SME site managers through debriefing , in: Construction and Building Research Conference 2004, 7th-8th September 2004, Leeds.

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    Abstract

    Site managers acquire knowledge through solving complex problems in their day-today work. However, the construction industry does not capture this valuable experience formally for the greater benefit of all. If this body of knowledge could be collected, structured and disseminated, there would be significant benefits to the construction industry at large. A research is reported here where the tacit knowledge residing with some site managers of ‘small and medium enterprises’ (SMEs) is being explicated. 32 site managers from 12 construction SMEs are involved in the research, where stories are used as a basis of recollecting previous events. The participating site managers are debriefed on their stories in order to explicate learning from the events and transform the knowledge gained into a form that is accessible to a wider audience. The preliminary debriefings carried out so far have succeeded in capturing tacit knowledge and extracting greater learning from the daily problem-solving events of these site managers.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: dairy, debriefing, knowledge management, storytelling
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Management in Construction Research Centre (MIC)
    Publisher: RICS
    Refereed: No
    Depositing User: MF Mat Yasin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2010 10:43
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:03
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/2862

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