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

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Will Venters

London School of Economics and Political Sciences

Tony Cornford

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)

Mike Cushman

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Management

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Venters, Will and Cornford, Tony and Cushman, Mike, Knowledge About Sustainability: SSM as a Method for Conceptualising the UK Construction Industry's Knowledge Environment (2005). Journal of Computing and Information Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 137-148, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2000020

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Tony Cornford

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Mike Cushman

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Management ( email )

United Kingdom

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