Knowledge About Sustainability: SSM as a Method for Conceptualising the UK Construction Industry's Knowledge Environment
Journal of Computing and Information Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 137-148, 2005
Posted: 6 Feb 2012
Date Written: 2005
This paper proposes a sociology of knowledge approach as a basis for understanding the potential of knowledge management for the work of a complex interorganisational domain – the UK construction industry and has the specific aim of increasing the sustainability of the processes and products of this industry. To this end, soft systems methodology is introduced as a method of conceptualising the industry’s knowledge environment and thus moving towards technological interventions which aim to increase sustainability in construction industry practice.
Keywords: soft systems methodology, sustainability, knowledge management, methodology, construction industry, social constructivism
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