This paper establishes how effective current post project review reporting [PPRR] practices are in delivering improvements to organisational performance in the construction industry.
Knowledge management is generally considered to involve the capturing, sharing, reuse and maintaining of knowledge and expertise. The rapid rise of the knowledge economy has major implications for organisations seeking to achieve a competitive advantage in the construction industry. Current research suggests that the process of conducting post project reviews within the construction industry is perhaps the most widely used and informative practice adopted by organisations to harvest knowledge.
While many organisations around the world are recognising the benefits of a knowledge management approach, in the United Arab Emirates [UAE], an area currently experiencing explosive growth in construction activity, the situation is not so clearly defined. The aim of this research was to establish how effective current post project review reporting [PPRR] practices are in delivering improvements to organisational performance. The results highlight the concern that where advocated solutions, which have been developed and tailored primarily for westernized economic environments, may be unsuitable or not fit for purpose to meet these unique challenges. In order to assist organisations understanding of PPRR and their contribution to knowledge management [KM] systems in the UAE, a ‘Status of Sophistication of PPRR and KM Systems Spectrum’ is postulated.
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