Utilising Intranet technologies in construction sector SMEs:building up knowledge bases for extreme weather event risk management


Intranet technologies accessible through a web based platform are used to share and build knowledge bases in many industries. Previous research suggests that intranets are capable of providing a useful means to share, collaborate and transact information within an organization. To compete and survive successfully, business organisations are required to effectively manage various risks affecting their businesses. In the construction industry too this is increasingly becoming an important element in business planning. The ability of businesses, especially of SMEs which represent a significant portion in most economies, to manage various risks is often hindered by fragmented knowledge across a large number of businesses. As a solution, this paper argues that Intranet technologies can be used as an effective means of building and sharing knowledge and building up effective knowledge bases for risk management in SMEs, by specifically considering the risks of extreme weather events. The paper discusses and evaluates relevant literature in this regard and identifies the potential for further research to explore this concept.

Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Engineering Systems and Supply Chain Management
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Sustainable environment research group
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Event Title: CIB joint International symposium 2009
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2009-10-27 - 2009-11-01
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intranets,knowledge management,SMEs,extreme weather events,EWEs
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2023 09:58
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2014 09:50
Full Text Link: http://www.irbn ... da/CIB16040.pdf
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PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2009
Authors: Ingirige, Bingunath
Wedawatta, Gayan (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8600-5077)



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