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Managing Knowledge to Promote Sustainability in Australian Transport Infrastructure Projects

Yang, J.; Yuan, M.; Yigicanlar, T.; Newman, P.; Schultmann, F.

To deliver tangible sustainability outcomes, the infrastructure sector of the construction industry needs to build capacities for the creation, application and management of ever increasing knowledge. This paper intends to establish the importance and key issues of promoting sustainability through knowledge management (KM). It presents a new conceptual framework for managing sustainability knowledge to raise the awareness and direct future research in the field of transport infrastructure, one of the fast growing sectors in Australia. A holistic KM approach is adopted in this research to consider the potential to “deliver the right information to the right person at the right time” in the context of sustainable development of infrastructure. A questionnaire survey among practitioners across the nation confirmed the necessity and identified priority issues of managing knowledge for sustainability. During infrastructure development, KM can help build much needed industry consensus, develop capacity, communicate decisions, and promote specific measures for the pursuit of sustainability. Six essential elements of the KM approach and their priority issues informed the establishment of a conceptual KM framework. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000048390
DOI: 10.3390/su7078132
Zitationen: 10
Web of Science
Zitationen: 7
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2071-1050
KITopen-ID: 1000048390
Erschienen in Sustainability
Band 7
Heft 7
Seiten 8132-8150
Schlagworte infrastructure; transport projects; sustainability; knowledge management; practitioner perceptions
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