Chapter 13. Knowledge Management for Improved Construction e-Business Performance

  1. Professor Chimay J. Anumba PhD, DSc Professor Head Chartered/Professional Engineer founding Director Honorary Doctorate2 and
  2. Dr Kirti Ruikar Bachelor of Architecture, MSc, EngD (Doctor of Engineering) Lecturer architect Associate Editor3
  1. Professor Charles O. Egbu personal Chair

Published Online: 30 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch13

e-Business in Construction

e-Business in Construction

How to Cite

Egbu, C. O. (2008) Knowledge Management for Improved Construction e-Business Performance, in e-Business in Construction (eds C. J. Anumba and K. Ruikar), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302462.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Architectural Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. Project Management and Strategic Management in Construction at the University of Salford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405182348

Online ISBN: 9781444302462



  • knowledge management in improved construction e-business performance;
  • knowledge management in context;
  • exploiting opportunities in fast-changing e-business environment;
  • knowledge management perspective;
  • organizational challenges in using internet for commercializing knowledge assets;
  • knowledge assets employed by construction organizations in e-business initiatives;
  • organizational readiness to launch knowledge-business (k-business)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Knowledge management in context

  • Exploiting opportunities in the fast-changing environment of e-business: A knowledge management perspective?

  • Organizational challenges in using the internet to commercialize knowledge assets

  • Knowledge assets employed by construction organizations in e-business initiatives

  • Organizational readiness to launch a knowledge-business (k-business)

  • Conclusions and recommendations

  • References