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Position paper on theory in through life management

Koskela, LJ, Rooke, JA and Siriwardena, ML 2009, Position paper on theory in through life management , in: International built and Human Environment Research Week (IRW) 2009: International Research Symposium, 27th-28th January 2009, The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

The objective of this position paper is to review, from a theoretical point of view, the practice of and research on through life management. It is argued that the rationale of TLM is elusive and its theoretical basis insufficient. Regarding information systems for through life management, an approach based on ethnomethodology is provided. Regarding learning from use, the embedded nature of effective learning is discussed. Regarding governance and management, the common denial to acknowledge production as a fundamental ingredient in TLM is considered. It is concluded that through life management is an under theorized domain, and further progress requires increased research efforts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD0028 - 0070 Management. Industrial Management
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Built Environment Sustainability and Transformation (BEST)
Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Publisher: The University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
Refereed: Yes
Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 10:26
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:21
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/4881

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