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Ameyaw, E E and Chan, A P C (2015) Risk allocation in public-private partnership water supply projects in Ghana. Construction Management and Economics, 33(03), 187-208.

Bresnen, M, Edelman, L, Newell, S, Scarbrough, H and Swan, J (2005) Exploring social capital in the construction firm. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 235–44.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: knowledge management; project-based learning; social capital
  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=w32q2m575r822262
  • Abstract:
    Social capital, which derives from the network of social relationships in which people are embedded, has increasingly been seen as a resource that firms can use and which enables them to tap into and exploit their intellectual capital and, thus, release the firm's innovative potential. Yet, in project-based organizations, there remain many barriers and pitfalls in any attempt to exploit human resource potential in this way. In particular, the one-off nature of project tasks and teams and the importance of individuals' embodied knowledge and learning ensure that while social capital may assume greater importance, at the same time its capture becomes more problematic. This paper presents findings from a research project undertaken in the UK that explores knowledge management for project-based learning across a range of industrial sectors, including construction. Drawing upon a case study analysis of project-based learning in a construction firm, it applies an already established framework to examine the paradoxes that arise when attempts are made to mobilize social capital.

Chancellor, W and Abbott, M (2015) The Australian construction industry: is the shadow economy distorting productivity?. Construction Management and Economics, 33(03), 176-86.

Edwards, D J and Holt, G D (2005) Exposure to hand–arm vibration: implications of new statutory requirements. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 257–66.

Lützkendorf, T and Lorenz, D (2005) Sustainable property investment: valuing sustainable buildings through property performance assessment. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 212–34.

Mäki, T and Kerosuo, H (2015) Site managers' daily work and the uses of building information modelling in construction site management. Construction Management and Economics, 33(03), 163-75.

Murphy, M E, Perera, S and Heaney, G (2015) Innovation management model: a tool for sustained implementation of product innovation into construction projects. Construction Management and Economics, 33(03), 209-32.

Ngowi, A B and Pienaar, E (2005) Trust factor in construction alliances. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 267–78.

Swaffield, J A (2005) Transient identification of defective trap seals. Building Research & Information, 33(03), 245–56.