Using actor-network theory to understand knowledge sharing in an architecture firm
Paper i proceeding, 2014

This study investigates knowledge sharing in a large Scandinavian architectural firm, ArchFirm. In particular, a knowledge management initiative called the Knowledge Building (KB) is examined. The study is based on a case study consisting of a document review and 12 interviews. Drawing on Actor-Network Theory (ANT) as analytical lense, KB is conceptualized as a heterogenous network consisting of several actants, human and non-human. Key aspects of ANT used when analyzing data is; translation, semiotic rationality, punctualization and black-boxing, focal actants and obligatory passage point (OPP). ANT as theoretical approach created an opportunity to view the intricate nature of knowledge sharing in an architecture firm from a different perspective compared to previous research. This work also opens a window for further research in the area of knowledge sharing as it relates to architectural practice.

case study

knowledge sharing

Actor Network Theory (ANT)

professional networks

professional communities

architecture firm

Författare

Abderisak Adam

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

Pernilla Gluch

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

Jonas Julin

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Construction Management

30th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2014; Portsmouth; United Kingdom; 1 September 2014 through 3 September 2014

1235-1244

Styrkeområden

Building Futures

Ämneskategorier

Samhällsbyggnadsteknik

Sociologi

Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap

ISBN

978-095523908-3

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Skapat

2017-10-08