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Readiness Of Nigerian Quantity Surveyors To Adopt Knowledge Management


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Page : 163-167

Keywords : Quantity Surveyors; Construction Industry; Knowledge; Stratified Sampling;

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The main aim of KM concept is to facilitate learning and the creation of new knowledge by teaching individuals where to find appropriate organizational knowledge the way to use it efficiently apply it effectively and share it appropriately. This research was carried out to investigate the readiness of Quantity Surveyors in the Nigerian Construction Industry to espouse KM concept in discharging their cost management services. A quantitative research approach was adopted in order to attain the aforementioned objective of the study. Fourty two 42 readiness indicating factors were identified from the literature and all were used in the structured questionnaires in order to test the readiness of the respondents in the Nigerian Construction Industry. Fifty one 51 questionnaires were retrieved from the respondents which were analyzed for the purpose of this work. The Analysis of Variance ANOVA statistics show that there is no significant difference among the three categories of the respondents top managers middle managers and lower managers in their view on the questions investigated for their readiness to adopt KM in their firms. It was further revealed that there is no significant difference in the opinion of the respondents in spite of their affiliations to the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors as some are fellow members while some are corporate or Probational members of the Institute. The study recommended an aptly motivation of the Quantity Surveyors in their firms so that their capabilities of managing knowledge would be enrich.

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