An Appropriate Framework in the Area of Organization Knowledge Management of Civil Projects Using a Dynamic Model

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Civil Engineering- Construction Management, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Civil Engineering- Construction Management, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

4 Khatam al-Anbia Construction Research Institute, Imam Hussein University, Tehran, Iran

5 Department of Industrial Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

The world economic image has been changing. It has been a long time since the sole important resources of an organization were financial and physical. In the newly-emerged global economy, knowledge and information are accounted as the most significant resources in order to produce value. Obviously, as the demand for knowledge to reach success is increasing day by day, maintenance and enhancement of an organizations’ inner knowledge possesses a high degree of importance. This knowledge is used by the individuals inside the organizations. In other words, human resource plays a vital role in an organization’s knowledge management.
Additionally, due to the complexity of working conditions and advent of fierce competitions, a sheer number of organizations have moved towards project-oriented activities in an attempt to detract from the costs and to boost flexibility. Accomplishment of project-oriented activities is met in the form of a matrix organizational structure and therefor, upon completing any project, the human resource will immediately become involved in the next project or are even likely to leave the organization. Hence, maintenance of their knowledge and experience and transferring them to the next projects tend to be a matter of discussion.

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