The Challenges in Implementing Knowledge Management Practices in Construction Industry
Mohamad Nizam Yusof1, Nurhidayah Marzuki Yahaya2, Norafzan Awang3, Nik Nurkhairunissa Binti Nik Hassan4, Khor Soo Cheen5
1Mohamad Nizam Yusof, Faculty of Informatics Science, University College Bestari. Bandar Permaisuri, Malaysia.
2Nurhidayah Marzuki Yahaya, Faculty of Islamic Studies, University College Bestari. Bandar Permaisuri, Malaysia.
3Norafzan Awang, Faculty of Economics and Management, University College Bestari. Bandar Permaisuri, Malaysia.
4Nik Nurkhairunissa Binti Nik Hassan, Faculty of Social Science, University College Bestari. Bandar Permaisuri, Malaysia.
5Khor Soo Cheen, Faculty of Green Technology, University Tunku Abdul Rahman. Perak, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 01 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 September 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 September 2019 | PP: 86-90 | Volume-8 Issue-5C, May 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10120585C19/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.E1012.0585C19
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Abstract: Knowledge is an essential resource to the companies in construction sector due to the nature of these organizations deal with projects. The performance of a project required new aptitudes, outlooks, models and responsibility all through the organizations. Currently, the execution of knowledge management especially in the construction sector is at earliest stages arrange. Nevertheless, the awareness of knowledge management practices among construction companies is high, where most of them are alert of the advantages that knowledge management can bring to their organizations. In any case, the execution of any new procedure or activities has dependably been a difficult assignment; a portion of these difficulties may happen during the usage or at practice stage. Likewise, the implementation of knowledge management is no exception. To achieve successfully implement and practice knowledge management, the knowledge of the challenges, especially in relation to effective implementation should not be ignored by the organizations. The study was conducted in Malaysian construction industry that involves selected construction companies under grade G7 classified by CIDB, Malaysia. An aggregate of 110 surveys were gotten and analyzed. The gathered data was analyzed to identify the challenges in implementing knowledge management in construction industry. The results play a role as a guideline to effectively implement and practice knowledge management.
Keywords: Challenges, Knowledge Management, Knowledge, Construction Companies, Construction Industry.
Scope of the Article: Construction Engineering