Knowledge as a source of power in real estate organisations

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dc.contributor.author Pemsel, Sofia
dc.contributor.author Blomé, Gunnar
dc.contributor.editor Jensen, Per Anker
dc.contributor.editor Balslev Nielsen, Susanne
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-01T10:19:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-01T10:19:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 253 - 266 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9788750210337 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14171
dc.description.abstract Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to explore how knowledge contributes to value adding activities within real estate organisations. More specifically, the study aims to investigate; (1) how knowledge sharing activities are perceived in real estate organisations, (2) what motivates individuals to share knowledge and what incentives are used to support them, and (3) if employees in these organisations have experience of insufficient knowledge sharing activities resulting in additional project costs. Approach: The study includes a literature study and the findings from a questionnaire survey of 71 representatives of real estate organisations in Sweden are presented. Results: Knowledge sharing activities were perceived to be insufficient between different subunits in the organisation. Employees’ main motivation for learning was to achieve a good job for their customers. Rarely did any of the organisations use incentives to increase knowledge sharing activities. Almost every respondent acknowledged that a lack of knowledge and knowledge sharing resulted in additional project costs: a majority rated it as 10% of total project cost. Practical Implications: The contribution of the findings is an increased understanding of how employees in real estate organisations perceived knowledge sharing between organisational units. Sensible knowledge management can possibly facilitate the organisation’s ability to improve its profitability. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Centre for Facilities Management - Reldania Research en_US
dc.publisher Polyteknisk Forlag en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Motivation en_US
dc.subject Construction projects en_US
dc.subject Real Estate Organisation en_US
dc.subject Profitability en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Knowledge as a source of power in real estate organisations en_US
dc.type BookChapter en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Culture and Society en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Facilities management research in Nordic countries : past, present and future en_US
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